română/ bucurești/ cluj/ iași/ sibiu/


23-25 august 2023
10 am - 2 pm, daily

”Ways of Organisation” project is continuing with a three day reading group with students from the Mural Arts Department, Visual Art and Design Faculty, “George Enescu” National Art University, Iasi. Trying to identify together in which way artists are not any different than any other professional groups in the participation to the dynamics of economical and social relations, we embarked on a different kind of attempt within the reading group practices and decided to research the ways artists decide to organize economically. We will be reading several articles from Art Work: A National Conversation About Art, Labor, & Economics, a magazine compiled by Temporary Services in 2009. Temporary Services made this newspaper in 2009 as a direct response to the financial collapse of 2008 and the devastating impact it had on the arts, artists, art museums, exhibitions spaces, curators and others working within the field of fine, community, or contemporary art. The magazine combines more theoretical texts and texts coming from a particular experience. You can download the newspaper here:

Most of the time a written account about somebody else’ experiences becomes an opportunity for reflecting together on our particular or general conditions, therefore we should not see these kinds accounts as definitive recipes that stay unaltered in the intersection with one reader or the other; rather a trigger to understand the wider phenomena in which we are all part of.

Students, teachers and Reading Together group will convey online for 4 hours each day (from 10.00 to 14.00, from Wednesday, 23rd to Friday, the 25th of August). All sessions are held in English. Should anyone wish to participate together with us, please write us an email to for further details and link.

The sessions are recorded so that participants can refer back to them or listen if they cannot attend a particular session.

This reading group is part of the project ”Ways of Organisation” organised by Iași in partnership with “George Enescu” National University of Arts (Iasi), ZaCin (Belgrade), 1+1 (Iași) and co-funded by the Administration of the National Cultural Fund. This project does not necessarily represent the position of The Administration of the National Cultural Fund. AFCN is not responsible for the content of the project or how project results can be used. These are entirely the responsibility of the beneficiary of the funding.

Since 1998, Temporary Services (Brett Bloom, Marc Fischer and Salem Collo-Julin) produce exhibitions, events, projects, and publications.