Episode 58 – Music and Labor with David Turner

Episode 58 – Music and Labor with David Turner

 
 
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Turns our those rebellious rock ‘n’ rollers were scabbing the classical nerds?! Hello everyone! You’re in for a treat! David Turner (@pennyfractions) joins us to discuss the history of musician unions in the United States. David’s newsletter Penny Fractions covers the contemporary music industry and the troubled landscape of streaming platforms, algorithms, and promotion. Please go subscribe to it! We tie historical problems to our contemporary situation, and mention New Jails NYC, the UAW GM strike, and the Chicago teacher’s strike. 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

No New Jails proposal: https://www.nonewjails.nyc/no-new-jails-close-rikers-now-we-keep-us-safe-guide

David’s reading list: The Gold in Tin Pan Alley by Hazel Meyer, Tell Tchaikovsky The News by Michael James Roberts, The Musicians and Petrillo by Robert D. Leiter

Episode 57 – Promare, The Joker, and Housing

Episode 57 – Promare, The Joker, and Housing

 
 
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Hey folks we’ve been super swamped, please enjoy this roundup episode about movies, and some city living problems so real it hurts. We discuss Glendale Community Board Meeting 5 and its larger implications on the city. NIMBYS, ugh, YIMBYS, ugh, the goal is housing for all in a way that won’t accelerate planetary collapse. It’s difficult and raw, and there is serious genocidal rhetoric in our way, but we do our best to unravel many concerns. Follow RTU for more info and upcoming actions.
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

thread on the hearing with video:
https://twitter.com/DavidFBrand/status/1181370224555241472?s=20

highlights including the lady who threatened to burn the shelter down:
https://gothamist.com/news/angry-queens-residents-shout-down-plans-for-homeless-shelter-i-hope-someone-burns-it-down

OK Spoke at the meeting, you can see the whole thing here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eHBFVR4bUnI

Episode 56 – Art Workers Authorize Strike!

Episode 56 – Art Workers Authorize Strike!

 
 
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While congress is on vacation after finally committing to the slightest gesture towards holding the president accountable, workers all over the country are taking power into their own hands. At General Motors in Detroit 50,000 United Auto Workers have been on strike due to contract disputes, meanwhile some of the newest UAW Local 2110 members at the New Museum announced yesterday that they have authorized a strike if their demands for a fair contract still cannot be met. Plus, even more art workers have unionized! UOVO Fine Art workers join the Teamsters Local 814 and the New Children’s Museum joins IBEW Local 465! Stay tuned to the end to hear our thoughts on Amanda Schmitt’s Appeal Against Knight Landesman and Artforum, legal fights like hers is another important way workers can fight back against abusive employers. 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

Latest on the Artforum case: https://news.artnet.com/art-world/amanda-schmitt-appeal-artforum-1659862?__twitter_impression=true

Amanda Schmitt’s situation in her own words: https://www.textezurkunst.de/articles/miranda-warning/

Latest on the UAW GM Strike: https://www.clickondetroit.com/news/here-s-where-things-stand-on-the-uaw-gm-strike

Rhonda Lieberman on the exploitation of identity politics: https://newrepublic.com/amp/article/154991/rich-art-museum-donors-exploit-identity-politics-launder-reputations-philanthropy?utm_content=buffer13002&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer&__twitter_impression=true

Decolonize This Place’s latest action against the Ford Foundation: https://hyperallergic.com/519794/if-they-build-it-they-will-fill-it-prison-abolitionists-protest-outside-the-ford-foundation/

DISPATCH – Climate Strike NYC

DISPATCH – Climate Strike NYC

 
 
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Last Friday we marched in solidarity with millions of people from all over the world protesting governmental inaction on the climate crisis. The vast majority of schools in NYC were given the day off to participate. It was incredible and overwhelming to see so many teens, tweens, and children demanding a better future. Also, climbing cop cars, scaffolding, trees, generally taking over and raising their voices alongside Greta Thunberg. We recorded reactions with our pals Sarah (@eworcharas), David (@pennyfractions), Khamara (@hibikitikibi), and Aaron Finbloom from The School of Making Thinking. Plus we interviewed representatives from Refuse Fascism and Extinction Rebellion. 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 55 – Freelance Solidarity Project with Haley Mlotek and Stella Becerril

Episode 55 – Freelance Solidarity Project with Haley Mlotek and Stella Becerril

 
 
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We’re back! We have a lovely discussion with Haley Mlotek (@haleymlotek) and Stella Becerril (@xicanaspice) from The Freelance Solidarity Project, which has recently decided to join National Writers Union (@paythewriter). The union is open to freelance, part time, and full time staffers of all mediums, regardless of location. JOIN HERE!

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 54 – Art Handler Horror Stories with Zachary Small

Episode 54 – Art Handler Horror Stories with Zachary Small

 
 
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We were joined by Zachary Small (@zacharyhsmall) to discuss their 5-part series on Art Handlers for Hyperallergic. There are discussions of gruesome workplace injuries as well as the infuriating ways employers skirt responsibility. We even hear a wild tale involving the the Emancipation Proclamation and some Mountain Dew. If you have any tips for Zach please email zachary@hyperallergic.com. 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

Check out Zach’s writing here: https://hyperallergic.com/author/zachary-small/

Art Handler Mag: http://art-handler.com/

Art Handler Alliance of New York: https://www.instagram.com/arthandlersalliance/

Episode 53 – rootkits rootwork with Devin Kenny

Episode 53 – rootkits rootwork with Devin Kenny

 
 
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🚨ALERT🚨 Go see “Devin Kenny: rootkits rootwork” at PS1 this weekend before it closes!! We were delighted to speak with Devin Kenny (@devinkkenny) about his solo exhibition. We discuss gentrification, identity, mass incarceration, and subculture. Devin is also a member of the collective behind Bail Bloc, a software that mines cryptocurrency in order to raise money for bail funds and immigration advocacy. 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

Bail Out panel and concert at h0l0 on 9/7: https://www.instagram.com/p/B1rHYj0lvSn/?igshid=3ooc8wbic9lv

Alex Bienstock on Devin Kenny: https://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/news/devin-kenny-rootkits-rootwork-ps1-media-state-power/?fbclid=IwAR0G83jvor2FEFHAJb94tQ7vkLji5HYkhBoh3Mpt22FgTKDCbgCNOWrS2GA

Episode 52 – The Museum is for Everypony

Episode 52 – The Museum is for Everypony

 
 
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Our rage is burning like the rainforest, but our brains are melting as fast as the ice caps, and when the museum wants us to Warm Up, we burst. Even though we aren’t on the International Council of Museums we throw our hats into the definition debate and decide…they should belong to everypony. 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

Museum definition: https://hyperallergic.com/513858/icom-museum-definition/

Please look at these pics of ponies at the museum I found https://derpibooru.org/1520734?q=china and https://www.deviantart.com/reaver75/art/Una-mirada-al-pasado-609679518

Episode 51 – Notes on Cringe with Alex Bienstock

Episode 51 – Notes on Cringe with Alex Bienstock

 
 
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This week we’re joined by artist, writer, and joke band member Alex Bienstock (@personality_sculptor). He performs his meta-manifesto We, the Post-Artists then we discuss violence, the internet, and society’s relationship to the concept of cringe. Upsetting both the normies and the hipsters is the goal, it’s beautiful. 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

Episode 50 – Los Espookys with Ana Fabrega and Julio Torres

Episode 50 – Los Espookys with Ana Fabrega and Julio Torres

 
 
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We’re joined by the incredible Ana Fabrega and Julio Torres! We talk about the fragile “Jenga tower” brains of art world people, the labyrinth of horror that is our immigration system, and exploitative gig economy bulllshit that inspired their HBO show Los Espookys. It’s a delightful reprieve from a particularly dire news cycle. We forgot to take a picture so Lucia made an interpretive drawing of the interview. Big thank you to everyone for the continued support as we pass the 50 episode milestone! 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

An Interview with Los Espookys’ Costume Designer Muriel Parra: https://garage.vice.com/en_us/article/d3nn5m/los-espookys-costume-designer

Soraya Montenegro from Maria la del Barrio: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soraya_Montenegro