8.5 × 5.5 in
21 in stock
Against Competition, Marc Fischer, illustrations by Kione Kochi, Chicago: Temporary Services, September 2014. Second printing in November 2016. Third printing in November 2017. 16 pages, 5.5 in x 8.5 in, soft cover, staple bound. Three color risograph.
Marc Fischer wrote “Against Competition” in 2006. The essay takes on the pervasive and corrosive problem of competition that exists and is created between artists by a market-driven art system. The essay also explores productive collaborative models in art, as well as in underground music subcultures whose approaches to generosity and working together might be something for artists to learn from. Fischer’s has been a popular text used in classes and downloaded many more times than the initial print run of the magazine the text was first published in.