Episode 80 – Interview with Christine Tien Wang

Episode 80 – Interview with Christine Tien Wang

 
 
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While OK was in the midst of an epic move, Lucia got a chance to speak with the painter Christine Tien Wang about teaching art remotely, the atemporality of making meme paintings, group psychology as taught by Andrea Fraser, and volunteering for prison abolition groups at a crucial time when prisons have become hotbeds for covid.

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Episode 79 – Global Super Fights

Episode 79 – Global Super Fights

 
 
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We talk about localization and the great yuppie exodus of New York City 2020. Propublica confirmed everything we’ve been saying on this show for months, that Cuomo and De Blasio murdered tens of thousands of people through their refusal to shutdown the city. Kicking houseless people off the subways and adding a couple UV lamps are not going to be enough to make people feel safe to do retail and tourism again without also providing massive testing and other essentials like food and rent relief. Which is why China is about to easily overtake the United States as the global superpower, whoopsies. And we thought the city was becoming a giant police state mall BEFORE the pandemic!! PS – the only opposition party we have is fighting to protect corporations and fund the cops over workers. If you like the podcast and want more, please consider supporting us: https://www.patreon.com/artandlabor. Follow us on twitter and instagram. You can contact Art & Labor at artandlaborpodcast@gmail.com

Episode 78 – At Least Landlords are Fucked

Episode 78 – At Least Landlords are Fucked

 
 
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This episode we turn over a new leaf and decide we love Cuomo and landlords now. JK it’s another update from the eye of the plague zone. Strap the fuck in cause New York state is asking for a fed bailout!!! They’re pissing our futures away, but those of us still surviving will defend our communities. Find a mutual aid group near you. If you like the podcast and want more, please consider supporting us: https://www.patreon.com/artandlabor. Follow us on twitter and instagram. You can contact Art & Labor at artandlaborpodcast@gmail.com

READING – Topology of Violence

READING – Topology of Violence

 
 
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While OK battles the land owning class, Lucia is here to read you a selection from Byung-Chul Han’s “Topology of Violence”, a text that describes how biopolitics of the neoliberal hellscape brought us all to become achievement subjects. There’s some reference to the concept of Deleuzian accelerationism, where it’s totally wrong, where its inevitable, and how the pandemic may actually be the catalyst to destroy capitalism if we can manage to divest ourselves of the mindset that achievement of profit is what keeps us from violence.
McKenzie Wark sums up this book best by saying, “His books are a joy to think with-or against.”  If you like the podcast and want more, please consider supporting us: https://www.patreon.com/artandlabor. Follow us on twitter and instagram. You can contact Art & Labor at artandlaborpodcast@gmail.com

Episode 77 – Plague World Updates

Episode 77 – Plague World Updates

 
 
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We discuss a couple of bleak pieces of news and what it could signal for our disappearing futures. We also discuss the hope and solidarity we’re building in our neighborhood organizations while maintaining social distancing and fighting surveillance. For our takes about the recent dirtbag left discourse check out the part 2 of this recording session on our Patreon.

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Episode 76 – Thanks Obama!

Episode 76 – Thanks Obama!

 
 
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This episode is a sort of warmup for the panel we are participating in on Sunday at 1PM EDT, “Neoliberal Promises: Art and Labor Today.” Folks around the world can RSVP to join us here. We discuss the three phone calls Obama made to control this entire primary process from the start. We also discuss Jerry Saltz coffee discourse hitting the mainstream and other liberal art world take making about the elections and the pandemic. Read Lenin! Join a tenant union! If you like the podcast and want more, please consider supporting us: https://www.patreon.com/artandlabor. Follow us on twitter and instagram. You can contact Art & Labor at artandlaborpodcast@gmail.com

Episode 75 – South Korea vs USA with Ryan Estrada

Episode 75 – South Korea vs USA with Ryan Estrada

 
 
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We spoke with Ryan Estrada (@ryanestrada) about the differences between South Korea and the United States’ handling of the covid-19 crisis, as you might imagine, it’s stark. We also talked about his influential twitter project @forexposure_txt as well as the new book he penned with his wife, Kim Hyun Sook, chronicling her antifascist political awakening under the dictatorship of the Park Chung-hee family. If you like the podcast and want more, please consider supporting us: https://www.patreon.com/artandlabor. Follow us on twitter and instagram. You can contact Art & Labor at artandlaborpodcast@gmail.com

Episode 74 – Jerry Gogosian

Episode 74 – Jerry Gogosian

 
 
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Tune in for the origin story of the legendary Instagram account @jerrygogosian! Check their new show AM art radio. If you like the podcast and want more, please consider supporting us: https://www.patreon.com/artandlabor. Follow us on twitter and instagram. You can contact Art & Labor at artandlaborpodcast@gmail.com

READING – Intro to Art and (Bare) Life

READING – Intro to Art and (Bare) Life

 
 
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Have you been feeling tired from your daily dose of news chronicling the ineptitude of our administration, but finding it hard to look away? Well, feel free to pop this episode on and let your eyes keep watching the tire fire. As part of Constructing the Real, a course that focuses on how aesthetics and politics synthesize to create objectivity, Lucia reads the introduction of Art and (Bare) Life by Josephine Berry. Aside from being a great text for mapping what theorists understood about art and revolution over the course of the past few centuries, it’s also a solid read for anyone who is trying to figure out what their own practice is capable of during times like these.

If you’re interested in joining a conversation on this text, Constructing the Real has a channel in our Discord, and if you just feel like listening along, that’s cool too. We’ll post more chapters from the book as they transform into audiobook format.

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Episode 73 – Cuomo Crud

Episode 73 – Cuomo Crud

 
 
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Hey guess what, we will never run out of hatred for Cuomo. Anyone actually paying attention hates Cuomo, wtf is wrong with instagram libs?? Guess what else?? Don’t go back to work, don’t pay taxes, don’t pay rent. The days are so, so, long now so please enjoy(?) some extra episodes from us! We do a roundup of all the actions and legislation labor orgs are pushing for right now. Some YOU can help with! Links posted below, for more info check our twitter. If you like the podcast and want more, please consider supporting us: https://www.patreon.com/artandlabor. Follow us on twitter and instagram. You can contact Art & Labor at artandlaborpodcast@gmail.com

Guggenheim Union needs support: https://twitter.com/GuggenheimUnion/status/1242824832913473536

Trader Joe’s Union call for support: https://twitter.com/TraderJoesUnion/status/1242500400852488192

App-based workers hopefully getting reclassified: https://twitter.com/sarahljaffe/status/1243207596582060033

Call for rent freeze legislation: https://twitter.com/RidgewdTenantsU/status/1242862445338726402