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By Temporary Services
New York: Printed Matter. 2007
Pages: 112
Dimensions: 8.5 in x 5.5 in
Cover: soft, fold-out
Binding: perfect bound, sewn, fold-out insert
Process: offset
Color: color cover, color fold-out
Edition Size: 1000
ISBN-13: 978-0-9818023-0-5, ISBN-10: 0-9818023-0-3

Based on a pamphlet published by Temporary Services in 2002 titled Group Work: A Compilation of Quotes About Collaboration from a Variety of Sources and Practices, this publication provides a multitude of perspectives on the theme of Group Work by practitioners of artistic group practice from 1960s to the present. The publication presents interviews with Canadian collective General Idea; Chicago collective Haha; the dutch punk band The Ex; the Vienna-based Wochen Klausur; Croatian curatorial group What, How & for Whom (WHW); Funkadelic album designer Pedro Bell; and Political Art Documentation/Distribution (PAD/D); along with essays on The Abortion Counseling Service of the Chicago Women’s Liberation Union (better known as Jane) and the anarchist Guerilla street theater group The Diggers. A list of words used to describe group practices and a working list of hundreds of collectives from the last four decades rounds out the publication.

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This book provides unique insights into the workings of groups as it is conceived, planned, and orchestrated by a several people who have first-hand experience with the various misconceptions that the individual-centric art world holds towards groups and their practices. (READ MORE...)
- By Katy Asher, Golden Age Work Group

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