Episode 47 – Epstein and the Art World

Episode 47 – Epstein and the Art World

 
 
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Hey folks here’s an episode about how abusive scumbags, but the first 20 mins or so is lovely fan mail from your beautiful souls!! We discuss Jeffrey Epstein’s ties to the art world as well as his ridiculous compound(s). Fuck every billionaire forever, let’s fight for a world free of these fucking sociopaths. If you like the podcast and want more, please consider supporting us: https://www.patreon.com/artandlabor (if you support us on drip, please switch over). Follow us on twitter and instagram. You can contact Art & Labor at artandlaborpodcast@gmail.com

Orgy Island: http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2019/07/everything-we-know-about-jeffrey-epsteins-private-islands.html

Epstein’s Art World Connections: https://hyperallergic.com/508823/jeffrey-epstein/

Episode 46 – Greeting the Anti-Woke Left

Episode 46 – Greeting the Anti-Woke Left

 
 
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Hello! We aren’t going to build a winning leftist coalition by defending white supremacy. The Paglia poisoned ladies of Vice 2 are at it again, this time in an asinine interview in a magazine that explicitly exists to undermine leftist politics. We’ve previously covered nihilism and insidious individualism on the left (Paglia ep, Vice 2 ep), this time we tie ideology to the dehumanization of undocumented people in the US. Please stay tuned til the end to hear about the Caban election in Queens featuring a PSA about provisional ballots with Joey!!

If you like the podcast and want more, please consider supporting us: https://www.patreon.com/artandlabor (if you support us on drip, please switch over). Follow us on twitter and instagram. You can contact Art & Labor at artandlaborpodcast@gmail.com

OK’s bonus writing on the dirtbag left: https://www.patreon.com/posts/gossip-post-24188087


DISPATCH – Podcast Wars and New Museum Action

DISPATCH – Podcast Wars and New Museum Action

 
 
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Now that’s what I call pracksezz!!! Performers could learn something from the museum workers. A year ago we did an episode the MoMA worker’s gala protest, back then we were hopeful their protests would encourage more artworkers to unionize. It’s happening!! In addition to interviewing folks from The New Museum about the specific demands and struggle around their union contract, we speak with people involved in unionization efforts at PS1, Guggenheim, and BAM, including freelancers. We hope listeners get a taste of how possible and beautiful solidarity is even amongst groups that are perceived as disparate. If you like the podcast and want more, please consider supporting us: https://www.patreon.com/artandlabor (if you support us on drip, please switch over). Follow us on twitter and instagram.

Episode 45 – Design and Illustration with Colleen Tighe

Episode 45 – Design and Illustration with Colleen Tighe

 
 
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We finally got Colleen Tighe (@colleentie) in the studio! We have a super fun and extensive discussion on the particulars making art for a living. Colleen is both an accomplished commercial illustrator and prolific creator of socialist art. This is a great episode for anyone grappling with their participation in capitalism and what to envision for art in post-capitalist future. We’re critical and fun at same time!! If you like the podcast and want more, please consider supporting us: https://www.patreon.com/artandlabor (if you support us on drip, please switch over). Follow us on twitter and instagram.

Episode 44 – Bushwick is Cursed

Episode 44 – Bushwick is Cursed

 
 
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Hey fuck the Bushwick Collective and their shit murals. Anyways, I’m hungover ’cause it was Lucia’s birthday!!! This episode is joyous! We sing a song, and talk about stuff we like, and also talk about how architecture is cursed and murals are propaganda for trendy real estate companies. We discuss the insidious ways developers use art events against us. The anti-gentrification group Mi Casa NoEs Su Casa did an awesome action at one such event. Fuck nooklyn, fuck colossal media, fuck vice, etc. If you like the podcast and want more, please consider supporting us at: https://www.patreon.com/artandlabor or https://d.rip/artandlabor. Follow us on twitter and instagram.

OK is a media person now: https://hyperallergic.com/503753/a-lack-of-accountability-at-artforums-panel-on-art-activism-and-accountability/

Red Bloom is doing a cool event: https://www.facebook.com/events/677253042720946/

Episode 43 – Art and Transparency

Episode 43 – Art and Transparency

 
 
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A tide is turning in the art and cultural world! We’re sick of the same tired, unproductive conversations, and are finding strength in solidarity with our peers. We discuss the bizarre Artforum panel about “accountability” and are later joined by Michelle Millar Fisher from the new group Art + Museum Transparency (@AMTransparency). She helped create the now viral document allowing museum workers to anonymously share salaries and urge reform in their industry. If you like the podcast and want more, please consider supporting us at: https://www.patreon.com/artandlabor or https://d.rip/artandlabor. Follow us on twitter and instagram.

Contribute to the salary share doc: http://rebrand.ly/salaryspreadsheet

More info and context on the doc and Michelle’s work: https://hyperallergic.com/503089/museum-workers-share-their-salaries-and-urge-industry-wide-reform/

Look out for OK’s new Op-Ed in Hyperallergic hopefully dropping soon!

Episode 42 – (De)Institutional Research Team and The Crisis at The Whitney

Episode 42 – (De)Institutional Research Team and The Crisis at The Whitney

 
 
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Hey friends! Sorry for the delay, OK has been sick! We have a discussion about the on-going protests at The Whitney—it’s effectiveness and possible strategies. Lucia went to the Biennial and has insights; OK attended the museum solidarity day of the protests and spoke with a memember of (D)IRT, The (De)Institutional Research Team, who calls themselves “an autonomous collective of artists, academics, activists, and cultural workers collaborating to reimagine the way cultural institutions are run. We investigate the underlying structures of philanthropy and governance that perpetuate oppressive systems.” If you like the podcast and want more, please consider supporting us: https://www.patreon.com/artandlabor or https://d.rip/artandlabor. Follow us on twitter and instagram.

Find them here: https://www.d-irt.com/

Artists of Color Bloc: http://www.aocbloc.org/2019/05/17/show-up-in-solidarity-with-whitney-museum-workers/

People’s Cultural Plan: https://www.peoplesculturalplan.org

Episode 41 – #FreeBritney with Eric Kostiuk Williams

Episode 41 – #FreeBritney with Eric Kostiuk Williams

 
 
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NYC went to Toronto then Toronto came to NYC!! We’re thrilled to be joined by Eric Kostiuk Williams (@kostiukwilliams) to discuss TCAF, Queers and Comics, pop star labor rights, gentrification, community, and Cher’s QANON tweet. Eric’s newest book “Our Wretched Town Hall” is available from Retrofit. If you like the podcast and want more, please consider supporting us: https://www.patreon.com/artandlabor or https://d.rip/artandlabor. Follow us on twitter and instagram.

BUY ERIC’S COMICS!!!

The Britney cyborg one: http://www.kostiukwilliams.com/babybel-wax-bodysuit

The new short stories one: http://www.kostiukwilliams.com/our-wretched-town-hall-2018

Comics for LGBTQ prisoners: http://www.abocomix.com/
Comics edited by OK to support abortion funds: http://comicsforchoice.com/

Escape the Gig Economy game: https://2019.award.amaze-berlin.de/games/2019/gigco-escape-gig-economy

Episode 40 – The Conspiracy of Art

Episode 40 – The Conspiracy of Art

 
 
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Hello everyone! Y’all ready to dive into the simulacrum void? We discuss press releases, how publicity influences art economies, the concepts of nothingness/realities, and synthesize the convo with an essay from the original media theorist weirdo Jean Baudrillard. Zine folks: catch OK at TCAF this weekend! Thank you Peter (@deadtreesanddye) for sending us the Hito zines! If you like the podcast and want more, please consider supporting us: https://www.patreon.com/artandlabor or https://d.rip/artandlabor. Follow us on twitter and instagram.

Read Lucia’s piece here: https://d.rip/artandlabor/posts/usa-funding-analysis-5NrNk

READING – William Morris “Art and Labour”

READING – William Morris “Art and Labour”

 
 
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We read the entirety of the William Morris essay this podcast is named after! If you have already read Capital vol. 1 you may want to skip to the middle were Morris’ speech really takes off, but it’s a good refresher, plus we do commentary throughout. If you like the podcast and want more, please consider supporting us: https://www.patreon.com/artandlabor or https://d.rip/artandlabor. Follow us on twitter and instagram.