18th February 2013

Temporary Services have been making exhibitions, events, publications, and public interventions as a group since 1998. In 2003 they co-founded the influential artist-run space Mess Hall in the Rogers Park neighbourhood of Chicago. In 2010 they published Art Work: A National Conversation About Art, Labor, and Economics, which was widely distributed across the US and Europe and was accompanied by an international programme of discussions, exhibitions, potluck dinners, workshops, and events. Recently they have begun publishing and distributing books and zines through their imprint, Half Letter Press, where they present the work of allied artists, as well as their own work. The exhibition at the AA will include work from two projects: Public Phenomena and Mobile Phenomena. This is the first time that Temporary Services have had a solo show in London and they are particularly interested in meeting London based artists and activists.

Temporary Services is Marc Fischer, Salem Colo-Julin, and Brett Bloom. Marc Fisher and Brett Bloom will be in attendance at the talk.