Co-published by Candor Arts + Public Media Institute
On March 17, 2020, Quarantine Times started publishing the works of over 250 artists online after the city-mandated shut down brought life as we knew it to a halt. Now, almost exactly one-year later, PMI & Candor are thrilled to announce the publication of The Quarantine Times. This special handmade harcdover edition has 500+ pages of over 151 contributions from Chicago-based artists, social workers, and thinkers responding to the crises of 2020. Designed by award-winning designers Jeremiah Chiu and Itsayana Campa of Some All None. All proceeds from sales of the book benefit the non-profit Public Media Institute. Dimensions: 8" x 10.25”, 532 pages Materials:Handmade Hardcover book, full color photos. Blind debossed and foil stamped cover, sculpt-embossed spine. Bound and cased in by hand in the Candor Arts studio.
Edition of 50 handmade copies.
Public Media Institute (Bridgeport)
PMI is a non-profit 501(c) 3 community based, art & culture organization located in the neighborhood of Bridgeport. Their mission is to create, incubate and sustain innovative cultural programming through the production of socially engaged projects, festivals, spaces, exhibitions, and media. PMI has published several periodicals including Proximity Magazine, the international arts and culture journal, as well as Lumpen magazine, Materiel Magazine, and Mash Tun Journal. Their main exhibition facility is the experimental cultural center, Co-Prosperity: a 5,000 + sq ft visual arts and performance space that is also home to Lumpen Radio WPLN/105.5 FM. The Buddy store is the newest arm of the PMI non-profit.
Candor Arts (West Town)
Candor Arts is a Chicago-based resource and independent publisher of artist books. Their published authors share personal accounts of their lives and offer therapeutic perspectives on learning and healing. Their projects are always derived from human experience and often address social issues in contemporary society.
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