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ART WORK in Dallas

A series of events relating to ART WORK, a one-off newspaper issue published by the Chicago-based art collective, Temporary Services, on the subject of how economic hard times affect artistic process, compensation, and property, and artists’ responses in their own and others’ behalf, sometimes through organized efforts. Brought to you through a collaboration among U.T.-Dallas’ CentralTrak, Southern Methodist University, and Carolyn Sortor.

May 22 – July 24 –– Exhibition at U.T.D.’s CentralTrak:
“The Non-Profit Margin”
The exhibition will include works that confront the global economic crisis by challenging the avenues for exhibition and consumption of art and the art experience. Artists include:

Richie Budd
Shelby Cunningham presents Son of Trunk Show
Gary Farrelly
give up
Professor Thomas Riccio and Dr. Frank Dufour
Ludwig Schwarz
Marjorie Schwarz
Temporary Services.

The opening reception will also include a [car] trunk show organized by Shelby Cunningham and featuring 8 other artists. Organized by CentralTrak Director, Kate Sheerin. Opening Reception May 22, 6 – 10 PM, at CentralTrak, 800 Exposition Ave. at Ash.

June 12 –– Symposium at SMU:
“ART WORK: A Local Conversation About Art, Labor, and Economics”
This event will include presentations by the new head of SMU’s Visual Arts Department, artist/writer Michael Corris, artist/writer Noah Simblist, artist Maureen Connor, and artist Bryce Dwyer, among others, discussing historical and contemporary aesthetic contexts for Temporary Services’ project and comparable efforts. Organized by Michael Corris, Noah Simblist, and Kate Sheerin. Symposium June 12, 1 – 5 PM, O’Donnell Hall in Owen Art Center, SMU, on Hillcrest at Grenada; free parking in the “U Lot” just south of the building.

June 19 –– Program at CentralTrak:
“ART WORK: Readings”
This event will present readings of excerpts from ART WORK, including readings of texts by Artforum writer Gregory Shollette, art collective 16 Beaver Group, artist Nicolas Lampert, author Cooley Windsor, and others. Organized by Carolyn Sortor; support for actors’ fees provided by Undermain Theatre. At CentralTrak, 800 Exposition Ave. at Ash; doors open at 7:30; program starts at 8 PM.

Temporary Services has been described as “working out of a Situationist tradition”; their projects or publications have been featured at Mass MoCA, The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, the Smart Museum of Art, the Creative Time Summit, and elsewhere.

For more info about the events in Dallas, check the Wall at!/pages/Temporary-Services-Art-Work-in-Dallas/108382489186397?ref=ts.

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