Nov 14 - Dec 13 Temporary Services - Art Labor and Economics publication, a newspaper as exhibition.
From Temporary Services: "We think that there are some really good things that can come out of the crisis. The established ways of doing things and the treatment of artists and arts professionals were not working well for the majority of people. We think it is an opportune moment to critically reassess the status quo and to push for more equitable working, labor, and economic conditions for artists and arts professionals. It is a chance to insist on an opening up of the infrastructures built for the dissemination of art far beyond commercial market interests and the domination of art discourse by commercial gallery centers and their university training grounds.
We have organized a one-off newspaper, focusing on art labor and economics in The United States. It will feature regional reports, historical analysis, projects past and present that address economic issues within art, and more. The paper is being designed so that it can easily be taken apart and transformed into an exhibition. We also hope that others will see the paper as a challenge and start producing their own publications and start working for a healthy resilient treatment of artists in our society.
The paper will be distributed in all 50 states and Puerto Rico. We will be mailing copies to artist run spaces, art collectives, individuals, artist networks and unions, all major art institutions, art media, and universities with art programs.
Here is how you can get involved: Distribute the paper in your city. Write a short report about the specific economic situation in your city/region for working artists and arts professionals. Write about your own economic situation. How do you pay for your life? Host an exhibition of the paper. Hold a discussion about the economic concerns your community has, or all of the above.
The newspaper can be downloaded here.