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What Problems Can Artist Publishers Solve?

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In this collaboration with PrintRoom in Rotterdam, the team of Temporary Services invited 17 artist publishers to respond to the following query: "Thinking locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally: what are some social, political, economic and ecological problems that artists 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 responses from each contributor. The work captures particularly vital thoughts about what artist publishers are capable of in this particular moment, with calls for solidarity, generosity, sharing, and experimentation.

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

Published by Temporary Services and PrintRoom, 2020
Second printing, in an edition of 491 copies

Softcover, 40 pages, saddle-stitched binding, 4-color Risograph, 5.5 × 8.5 inches