Episode 94 – The Museum Political Cycle

Episode 94 – The Museum Political Cycle

 
 
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We say THANK U, NEXT to RBG and do an art world update. Massive layoffs abound, and the Guggenheim buys the banana, can someone good at the economy please help them budget this?? Direct demands for scumbag board members to be removed from museums is great, but doesn’t it feel like these open letters are repeating themselves. How do we break the cycle and organize more effectively? Is it possible given the material conditions of these situations? We’re gonna try not despair and focus on these questions!! 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. Please reach out to join the discord for the collective school “Constructing the Real”

Hip hop auction https://pitchfork.com/thepitch/sothebys-hip-hop-auction-mulatto-xxl-freestyle/

I am a banana https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/18/arts/design/banana-art-guggenheim.html

another me too art boss https://hyperallergic.com/588480/bill-arning-contemporary-arts-museum-houston/

prison profiteer on LACMA board https://www.latimes.com/business/story/2020-09-16/tom-gores-platinum-equity-lacma-prison-phone

another year, another Whitney open letter https://hyperallergic.com/588978/whitney-museum-collective-actions/

Episode 93 – Conspiracy Class Politics on the Far Right

Episode 93 – Conspiracy Class Politics on the Far Right

 
 
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9/11, 9/11, what went down with building 7? It’s a mystery to this day!! That’s right folks it’s 9/11, so we went off on another conspiracy theory episode. The far right is able to weaponize justified mistrust in liberal institutions to further their genocidal political projects, and the left doesn’t have enough power to counter the disinformation. So Martin Noakes keeps cranking out the hits for the antivax cranks. Meanwhile, the post and NYPD are able to work together dox protestors with impunity. In a political climate where fringe groups are being lauded as heroes for murdering protestors, it’s pretty clear what the message is. But hey, young creatives should snag that press where ya can! 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. Please reach out to join the discord for the collective school “Constructing the Real” Special thanks to Ovid for supporting us, use promo code “LABOR” to get a great deal on their documentaries!

Shocker! Liberals caving to reactionaries again! https://gothamist.com/news/angry-upper-west-siders-wanted-homeless-scum-out-their-neighborhood-de-blasio-took-their-side

NYPD and The post doxing protestors: https://twitter.com/0KF0X/status/1303898247988215808

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Episode 92 – The Politics of Everybody

Episode 92 – The Politics of Everybody

 
 
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Special thanks to Ovid for supporting us, use promo code “LABOR” to get a great deal on their documentaries! Apologies for the construction sounds towards the end of the episode! We discuss the the right’s strategy of “throw spaghetti at the wall” and see how many people can be tricked by populist-flavored lies. We also read passages about queer Marxism and the principles of The Workmen’s Circle. 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. Please reach out to join the discord for the collective school “Constructing the Real”

The Politics of Everybody by Holly Lewis: https://b-ok.cc/book/2798334/825c6f

Movement For a People’s Party: https://peoplesparty.org/

Workmen’s Circle: http://dwax.org/2000/07/28/brother__friend__comrade_the_workmans_circle_and_jewish_culture__1900-1930/

Akira Fandub Panel: https://www.patreon.com/posts/40939547

Art Show Broken up by Cops: https://garage.vice.com/en_us/article/z3e7nw/at-the-hamptons-a-roving-art-gallery

Episode 91 – Reconstruction and Fantasy

Episode 91 – Reconstruction and Fantasy

 
 
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OK and Lucia met up IRL in a weird little park. Enjoy the summer sounds of cicadas and ice cream trucks!! We had a wide-ranging philosophical discussion about reconstructing political imagination. We debate the role of art, fantasy, and fandom in our increasingly brutal reality. Support us on Patreon to hear the first hour of talk about otherkin, art world gossip, and focaccia!! 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. Please reach out to join the discord for the collective school “Constructing the Real”

Episode 90 – SAG-AFTRA’s Failure of Leadership with Joe Hartzler

Episode 90 – SAG-AFTRA’s Failure of Leadership with Joe Hartzler

 
 
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We spoke with SAG-AFTRA member/twitch streamer Joe Hartzler (@jokehartzler) about how recent changes his union’s health insurance plan directly harms rank and file workers. The changes are the latest example in a decades long pattern of cutting services/wages for lower income actors. In the second half OK discusses recent actions Tenants Unions across the city have been doing to fight luxury development and its relationship to mass houselessness. Finally, Lucia discusses Constructing the Real and future of radical or safe education structures. 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. Please reach out to join the discord for Lucia’s school “Constructing the Real”

Petition to overturn the changes: https://www.change.org/p/daryl-anderson-overturn-the-changes-made-to-the-sag-aftra-health-plan?recruiter=11942431&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=psf_combo_share_initial&utm_term=psf_combo_share_abi&recruited_by_id=aa8a9cb0-2c1a-0130-92f9-3c764e04873b

Transition music is by Jared Riblet, it’s the theme to Joe’s twitch show “Live at Five” https://www.twitch.tv/fartzler

Episode 89 – Cuomo Crud x 100

Episode 89 – Cuomo Crud x 100

 
 
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Sorry sorry, we aren’t trying to delete him. What is it going to take? We’ve been talking about the governor’s abject failures for years. The newest on the list is invalidating 21% of the primary votes and announcing the reopening of schools with no real plan for protecting employees and students. The corporate media has his (and Trump’s!) back of course, but how much longer can the ruling class keep up the charade? We also discuss Beirut and the geopolitical fallout after the explosion. 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. Please reach out to join the discord for Lucia’s school “Constructing the Real”

Episode 88 – The Four Horsemen of Economic Collapse

Episode 88 – The Four Horsemen of Economic Collapse

 
 
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Welcome to the stage Ms. “Show” Bezos!! We watched the congressional antitrust committee lightly prod the four biggest tech company CEOs in the country. Surely the system will be able to hold these monopolies accountable and protect our user data! What could go wrong? Excuse me Mr. Google, how do I open PDF? Between surreal dreams we dip in and out of the doomer fog and try to think about or imagine possible futures. There is a huge eviction crisis on the horizon, and a major confrontation incoming as congress fails to extend unemployment insurance (for now). 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. Please reach out to join the discord for Lucia’s school “Constructing the Real”

Amazon’s Shifting Definition of What Is “Essential” https://themarkup.org/coronavirus/2020/04/07/amazons-shifting-definition-of-what-is-essential

that garbage piece about “Hustle” replacing “Gig” Economy: https://twitter.com/0KF0X/status/1288666229352300550

COME TO THE MARCH TOMORROW (or support a similar march near you)

Episode 87 – The Synthesis of Anime and Cancel Culture

Episode 87 – The Synthesis of Anime and Cancel Culture

 
 
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lmfao, that title makes this episode sound insufferable, but it’s excellent trust me. Lucia is watching One Piece!!! Holy shit, this is about to be the place for One Piece political analysis. We discuss how many people have achieved a certain level of class consciousness, but aren’t sure how to act on it, and how that feeling expresses itself in fiction through the possibilities of “magic” powers. We also dip back into the social capital, clout, cancel culture, and media criticism dumpster. It all ties together with a except from TJ Clark’s “The Painting of Modern Life” 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. Please reach out to join the discord for Lucia’s school “Constructing the Real”

Cuomo, Board Of Elections Sued For Disenfranchising Thousands of Voters Over Postmark Problems On Absentee Ballots: https://gothamist.com/news/cuomo-board-elections-sued-disenfranchising-thousands-voters-over-postmark-problems-absentee-ballots

Episode 86 – Art and Markets

Episode 86 – Art and Markets

 
 
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SPOILER ALERT: turns out the zombie was capitalism this whole time!! And it rises from the ashes to remake itself regardless of the size of the market and who benefits from it!! Phew! We discuss the art market discourses happening in small press, commercial art, and fine art. We’re on a sinking ship, but are we discussing our deck chairs or our lifeboats? 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. Please reach out to join the discord for Lucia’s school “Constructing the Real”

Discourse 1: https://twitter.com/litebox_info/status/1283200328335228928 https://twitter.com/0KF0X/status/1283868900879466496

Discourse 2: https://www.artnews.com/art-news/artists/figurative-painting-zombie-figuration-peter-saul-surrealism-1202690409/

Episode 85 – Broken Education System

Episode 85 – Broken Education System

 
 
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We discuss our extremely overburdened public education system, which has been helping millions of families during the pandemic and yet is being gutted by austerity (via “progressive” Democrats!!). We also talk about how teachers are having to protect their international students from ICE, and how many schools have no emergency plan for the staff and will potentially just close instead of adapt to new safety standards. GET ORGANIZED!! 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. Please reach out to join the discord for Lucia’s school “Constructing the Real”

MORE UFT statement “STOP TEACHER FIRINGS AT HUDSON HS: Racist Admin Rehired by DOE is Abusive Again During Pandemic” https://morecaucusnyc.org/2020/07/09/stop-teacher-terminations-at-hudson-hslt-racist-adminstrator-rehired-by-doe-is-abusive-again-during-pandemic/

International Students May Be Forced To Leave U.S. Under New ICE Policy On Remote Learning https://gothamist.com/news/international-students-may-be-forced-leave-us-under-new-ice-policy-remote-learning