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Exhibition: University of Hawai’i, Manoa, March 27 – April 2, 2010


ART WORK is our small effort to demonstrate the labor of art making, and also to redistribute those creative energies by inviting everyone to be an artist! This installation is a collaboration between art and art history students in the UHM art department and Temporary Services, the Chicago-based art collective. Temporary Services ( organized the printing of a newspaper by and for artists. Each page is full stories about the absurd realities of the current state of art “business” as well as hopeful propositions about creating other kinds of economies.

The UH Commons Gallery has received 100 copies of the newspaper, with which to start our own conversations about art, labor and the economy. Our copies will be “re-distributed” at the closing ceremony in the Commons Gallery on April 1 at noon. In the meantime, visitors are all encouraged to come and participate in the installation, which is a small symbolic creative economy. You can watch us print parts of the paper and help us make ART WORK from that fragment for the back wall.

The gallery will be CLOSED — Due to budget cuts (ah- the economy at work!) during Spring break. It will be re-open on March 27 – April 2, 10-4pm.

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