Temporary Services (collective)


Based in Chicago and Urbana, Illinois, Temporary Services is Brett Bloom, Salem Collo-Julin and Marc Fischer. Founded in 1998, they produce an array of programs including exhibitions, events, projects, and publications. In 2008 they initiated an experimental publishing imprint and webstore, Half Letter Press (


Project Description

For Philagrafika 2010 Temporary Services has been commissioned to produce the fifth in their series of booklets Temporary Conversations. Each issue has focused on an interview with a provocative cultural figure, including Tim Kerr (of the punk band The Big Boys), Kawabata Makoto (of the psychedelic band Acid Mothers Temple) and Jean Toche (of the Guerilla Art Action Group) and Suzann Gage, an artist turned nurse, who used her skills as an illustrator to help revolutionize health care for women. There will also be a full collection of Temporary Services publications for visitors to read.

Temporary Services Publications, 1998-2010
Printed material hung from ceiling

*Image credit: Greenhouse Media

More Info

On view at The Print Center
1614 Latimer St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 735-6090