Michael Maranda: ARTFORUMx

February 7 to May 25, 2013

Opening: Thursday, February 7 at 6 PM

ARTFORUMx is an installation that sustains a critical re-reading of the Artforum magazine. The project makes use of a colour coding system that recalls both hard-edge modernist painting and the quantitative methods employed in sociological analysis. The colours in ARTFORUMx reveal the number and size of advertisements placed in the magazine from June 1962 to the summer 2010 issue. Five summary volumes accompany the exhibition, in addition to a series of watercolours.

Michael Maranda is an artist, theorist and curator. His practice involves reconsidering texts stemming from the canon of Western philosophy and art history. He has created a number of projects in which artist’s books function as a critical tool for engaging with images, institutions and discourse on art. He lives and works in Toronto.