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docWhy The Exhibit Was Canceled
docFraming the Artists: Artists & Art in Film & Television

docConversation about Do-It-Yourself culture between Temporary Services and the curators of Pass It On!

Temporary Services Presentation for Creative Time

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Art work

A National Conversation About Art, Labor, and Economics

Feb. 1-28, 2010

Newspaper + Website Contributors: Temporary Services, Julia Bryan-Wilson, Lize Mogel, Holland Cotter, Anonymous, Jen Abrams, Louise Ma, Carl Tashian, Rich Watts, Caroline Woolard, Nicolas Lampert, Robin Hewlett, Gregory Sholette, Harrell Fletcher, Scott Berzofsky and John Duda For The City From Below Organizers, InCUBATE, Linda Frye Burnham, Chris Kennedy, Tim Kerr, Nato Thompson, FEAST, Dan S. Wang, Nance Klehm, ILSSA Co-Operators, Cooley Windsor and Futurefarmers, Brian Holmes, Adam Trowbridge and Jessica Westbrook, Nick Tobier, Lolita Hernandez, Stacy Malasky, Nate Mullen, Aaron Timlin, W.A.G.E., Dylan A.T. Miner, Anthony Elms, Carolina Caycedo, Guerrilla Art Action Group, 16 Beaver Group, Damon Rich, W&N, Teaching Artist Union, Harold Jefferies, Marc Herbst and Christina Ulke for the Journal of Aesthetics & Protest Editorial Collective

About the Exhibition

The Miller Gallery hosts Art Work: A National Conversation About Art, Labor, and Economics, produced by Temporary Services, an independent, Chicago-based group comprised of Brett Bloom, Salem Collo-Julin and Marc Fischer. Art Work is a newspaper and website that consists of writings and images from artists, activists, writers, critics, and others on the topic of working within depressed economies and how that impacts artistic process, compensation and artistic property. The newspaper will be distributed for free throughout the United States and Puerto Rico.

The independently published, 40-page paper features the writings of Julia Bryan-Wilson, author of Art Workers: Radical Practice in the Vietnam Era (2009) and Work Ethic (2003); Holland Cotter, New York Times Art Critic and 2009 Pulitzer Prize winner for criticism; Christina Ulke, Marc Herbst, and Robby Herbst, editors for The Journal of Aesthetics and Protest; Harrell Fletcher, visual artist; Futurefarmers, a collective design studio that supports art projects, artists in residencies and research interests; Justseeds: Visual Resistance Artists' Cooperative; as well as many others.


Feb. 25, Thurs.
8pm: Discussion led by Marc Fischer (Temporary Services) around
issues raised in Art Work: A National Conversation about Art, Labor, and
. Food available.
@ The Waffle Shop, 125 S. Highland Ave. at Baum

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Feb. 26, Fri.
12pm: Talk
by Marc Fischer, Fischer will speak about Art Work, Temporary Services,
and his experiences after graduating from CMU (BFA '93).
1-2pm: Economic Depression Reception
@ Miller Gallery at Carnegie Mellon University

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All events are free + open to the public. Events co-organized by the School of Art and the Miller Gallery, in connection with the exhibition of ART WORK at the Miller Gallery at Carnegie Mellon University.