What Problems Can Artist Publishers Solve?

By Temporary Services with PrintRoom, and contributions from: Josh MacPhee, Eric Von Haynes, Tim Devin, Journal of Aesthetics and Protest, Richard Lee / Booklyn, Press Press, Llano del Rio Collective, Thick Press, Alex Arzt, AND Publishing, Jan Steinbach, antoine lefebvre editions, Simon Worthington, Freek Lomme / Onomatopee, Clara Balaguer / Hardworking Goodlooking, Nina Prader / Lady Liberty Press, and Eleanor Vonne Brown.

Temporary Services booklet #118 is a collaboration with PrintRoom in Rotterdam, produced in advance of a mini-showing of the Self-Reliance Library in July 2018. For this booklet Temporary Services invited 17 artist publishers to respond to the question: Thinking locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally: What are some social, political, economic and ecological problems that artist publishers are equipped to address or solve using their knowledge, skills and resources?

The result is a strong collection of texts (and images) with two pages given over to each contributor. These represent some particularly vital thoughts about what artist publishers are capable of in this particular moment, with some great calls for solidarity, generosity, sharing, and experimentation.

Fourth Printing, 2024
Softcover, 38pp
215 x 138mm

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