Bigindicator

Social Mobility: Collaborative Projects with Temporary Services

Event  |  Reviews  |  Comments
20110501080616-temp
© Courtesy of Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art
Social Mobility: Collaborative Projects with Temporary Services

Northwestern University
40 Arts Circle Drive
Evanston, IL 60208
April 8th, 2011 - August 18th, 2011

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.blockmuseum.northwestern.edu
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
Suburbs
EMAIL:  
block-museum@northwestern.edu
PHONE:  
847-491-4000
OPEN HOURS:  
Tue, Sat-Sun 10-5; Wed-Fri 10-8
TAGS:  
installation

DESCRIPTION

The Chicago-based collaborative artists’ group Temporary Services has gained national and international attention for its experimental methods and strategies for making and displaying art. Through social actions, do-it-yourself projects, publications, and public interventions, the artists Brett Bloom, Marc Fischer, and Salem Collo-Julin aim to raise awareness and create dialogue about social, economic, environmental, and political issues.

This interactive installation combines older and more recent works, giving an introduction to the group’s artistic practices while presenting new material. Works in the exhibition include Designated Drivers, a project involving 20 artists who have been invited to contribute work loaded onto flash drives that can be viewed or downloaded by visitors, and Self-Reliance Library, which includes many of Temporary Services's own publications on creativity and alternative living.