Against Competition


Author: Marc Fischer
Illustrator: Kione Kochi

16 pages, soft cover, staple bound, three colour risograph, 5.5 x 8.5
Publisher: Chicago: Temporary Services, 2014

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.

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