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Bringing New Life to Old Issues of Artforum Magazine

I usually refrain from buying glossy magazines when I consider the ecological impact they have for such a short lifespan. In view of this, I was delighted to see San Francisco–based artist Francesca Pastine’s imaginative sculptures made of old Artforum magazines. Pastine uses an X-acto knife to carve shapes into each page, creating topographic masterpieces that, as the artist says, “map out a tangle of associations, unique contradictions and paradoxes through curious juxtapositions.”

More on the Artforum Excavations series at the artist’s website.