Episode 120 – Trouble in Ireland w/ John White (Part 1)

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Episode 120 - Trouble in Ireland w/ John White (Part 1)
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Hey guys, welcome to the Northern Ireland News and Analysis Pod! For part two where we talk shit about the “post left” support our Patreon!! This ep we’re dedicated to bringing you fun facts about the IRA (for example, there are 3!) John “@sc00tlord” White brings the weeds to you, on your schedule, for your convenience! We’re sitting in them over there, just out of frame! with our balaclavas on…art? what?? what the fuck is that??? Labor??? I barely know ‘er!!! (For real though, if you saw an errant news sidebar on twitter or a small puff piece about the weeks of riots going on right now in Ireland, and realized yet again how much of an uneducated american yokel piggy you are, John gives a great survey of the political moment, and you get to impress your fellow dumbass american friends. follow him on 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 atartandlaborpodcast@gmail.com. Please reach out to join the discord for Lucia school “Constructing the Real” Also! Write us a review on Apple podcasts or whatever other platforms!!

Recent piece for more about sectarianism in Ireland: https://www.jacobinmag.com/2020/07/ireland-sinn-fein-ira-one-mans-terrorist

nazis in Queens: https://brooklynrail.org/2021/04/field-notes/Reading-Ridgewood

Episode 119 – Museum Financialization w/ Sam Lefebvre

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Episode 119 - Museum Financialization w/ Sam Lefebvre
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Choo choo! hop on board, it’s all your pals at Art and Labor! but wait, …who’s that there? that little caboose yonder? Why, it’s Sam Lefebvre with his new piece “Ruling Class Solidarity: Conflict & Growth at SFMOMA Reexamined” in tow! Together our intrepid boxcars brave a 4 hour time difference for the noblest of tasks: helping podcast listening nerds understand how art museums and the donors that love them make money off those little pictures you only get to see in the Taschen books your stepmom so kindly got you for christmas (take her where she’s at, ok?). Fucking trustees, real estate loans, private equity, and hedge funds, we gotta unearth all these money clowns. Coast2coast solidarity, that’s how we’re gonna do it baby!!! 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 atartandlaborpodcast@gmail.com. Please reach out to join the discord for Lucia school “Constructing the Real” Also! Write us a review on Apple podcasts or whatever other platforms!!

Lucia’s got an opening on 4/8 at the Hole! Swing by: http://theholenyc.com/2021/03/03/nature-morte/

Sam’s got all sorts of hits: https://hyperallergic.com/author/sam-lefebvre/

Strike MoMA document: https://www.strikemoma.org/

Episode 118 – Transphobes vs Psyops *PREVIEW*

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Episode 118 - Transphobes vs Psyops *PREVIEW*
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Listen to the full episode on our Patreon here. Invest in these controversial opinions for the highest clout return on your Substack!! OK, Darcie, and Sarah take another swirl around the media cesspool and discuss the propaganda around the Amazon unionization effort. Lefty media is seemingly divided on appealing to either democrats or republicans, which ignores migrant workers, prisoners, and the global south who obviously cannot vote in US elections. There’s an eternal culture war on the twitter busybox, how can we break free?

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 atartandlaborpodcast@gmail.com. Please reach out to join the discord for Lucia’s school “Constructing the Real” Also! Write us a review on Apple podcasts or whatever other platforms!!

It Came From Something Awful: https://www.wired.com/story/dale-beran-it-came-from-something-awful-review/

Substack criticism: https://twitter.com/ubiquity75/status/1366115953419804677?lang=en

This dropped after we finished recording: https://theintercept.com/2021/03/30/amazon-twitter-ambassadors-jeff-bezos-bernie-sanders/

p.e. moskowitz’s mental health newsletter: https://mentalhellth.xyz/p/the-buzzfeed-ification-of-mental

on the ground amazon reporting: https://www.vox.com/the-highlight/22320009/amazon-bessemer-union-rwdsu-alabama

criticism of the matt taibbi/jesse singal/glenn greenwald style cancel culture hysteria: https://newrepublic.com/article/153645/constructive-debate

BONUS – Picasso’s Guernica: Revolutionary Art Class Session

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BONUS - Picasso's Guernica: Revolutionary Art Class Session
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What is the lasting legacy of anti-war depictions? Is there revolutionary potential? OK does a presentation for the Constructing the Real class on Revolutionary Art. Picasso’s Guernica connects the brutal massacre from the Spanish Civil War to My Lai in Vietnam and torture in Iraq. Taking the commission from the Spanish republicans also changed the previously apolitical Picasso into a communist (didn’t help with the misogyny tho.) 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 atartandlaborpodcast@gmail.com. Please reach out to join the discord for Lucia’s school “Constructing the Real” Also! Write us a review on Apple podcasts or whatever other platforms!!

Slides: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1Cp6vWni35b4ovk6hhQxSZvf7WK8EUj9UHaXiCud3wpQ/edit?usp=sharing

Links:

https://guernica.museoreinasofia.es/gigapixel/en/?map1=VIS#7/54.101/-132.693

Tank on a Pedestal: https://www.e-flux.com/journal/70/60543/a-tank-on-a-pedestal-museums-in-an-age-of-planetary-civil-war/

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09bxkdm

https://www.theartnewspaper.com/news/guernica-tapestry-based-of-picasso-s-monumental-anti-war-masterpiece-removed-from-united-nations-headquarters

https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-2003-feb-06-fg-guernica6-story.html

Meyer Schapiro’s Choice: My Lai, Guernica, MOMA and the Art Left, 1969-70: https://booksc.org/book/25873456/dbac17

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJLH7JAsBHA&t=332s&ab_channel=GreatArtExplained


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n9XZBJw6iq4&t=3s&ab_channel=ExploringHistory

Episode 117 – The Museum Union Wave Dossier w/ Maxwell Paparella

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Episode 117 - The Museum Union Wave Dossier w/ Maxwell Paparella
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After a lot of laughs and a few boners, all 4 elemental stones have been carefully nested onto their pedestals, and now we’re emitting lasers onto Leeloo to bring about that wacky 5th element, the Art and Labor podcast! We chat with Maxwell Paparella on his new (enormous) work in Art Papers, a dossier on the ongoing unionization struggle for museum workers in 18 different institutions. Through valiant effort and rhetorical wizardry, we do in fact find good news on planet Earth! Paparella keys us in on some victories for the movement (we love you Nan), and the unique hiccups that come with organizing artists (aka, having to be both inside/outside the gala/protest, although you know, with a quote from Byung-Chul Han that’d be a fantastic start to an artist statement for a show in a humid 9’x6′ room on the fourth floor of a chinatown walkup. Do you see our problem?) 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 atartandlaborpodcast@gmail.com. Please reach out to join the discord for Lucia school “Constructing the Real” Also! Write us a review on Apple podcasts or whatever other platforms!!


Check out the Museum Union Wave: https://www.artpapers.org/dossiers/the-museum-union-wave-dossier/
And Maxwell’s personal site: https://maxwellpaparella.com/

Dana Kopel’s new piece: https://www.textezurkunst.de/articles/dana-kopel-putting-work/

the ep where we yelled at jeff koons: http://www.artandlaborpodcast.com/podcast/dispatch-moma-local-2110s-party-on-the-pavement/

Episode 116 – The Gossip Industrial Complex

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Episode 116 - The Gossip Industrial Complex
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Darcie, OK, and Sarah get in their feelings this week after some hurtful, toxic people decided to write articles that gave them agita and welled their sparkling Ghibli-wiggly eyes. OK, as per usual, sat too long above the Delphic vapors and what was once incomprehensible babbling now proves prophetic. What is it about this big beautiful city that takes over peoples brains like the fungus that spores out of an ant’s head and says “what culture is missing is my trailblazing frippery. I am truly a tribune of the people (who own iPhones)” (subscribe to the patreon at patreon.com/artandlabor)?

Embrace the dark twin pillars of compulsive dirtbag left-bashing and yelling at them dag-nabbed trustfund Party Monsters to get off our lawn. Remember kids, the only good affect is a flat affect and other negative symptoms, present for a significant portion of time during a 1-month period, concurrent with at least one other characteristic: delusions, hallucinations, or disorganized speech (e.g., frequent derailment or incoherence), and when depressive or bipolar disorder with psychotic features has been ruled out. Check out the discord and suggest anime to stream! 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 school “Constructing the Real” Also! Write us a review on Apple podcasts or whatever other platforms!!

Sarah has started writing the descriptions and they’re very good now


the dangerous game of flirting with liberalism: https://www.thedailybeast.com/these-dirtbag-left-stars-are-flirting-with-the-far-right


NYT on dimes square zine scene: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/03/07/business/media/the-drunken-canal-media-nyc.html

Giuliani NYPD training company: http://www.giulianisecurity.com/ https://theintercept.com/2018/10/05/rudy-giuliani-amazon-contract-brazil-election/

Brooklyn Dad, Deep State: https://twitter.com/0KF0X/status/1369334266518241290

Episode 115 – Adam Curtis and Chill

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Episode 115 - Adam Curtis and Chill
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Lucia, OK and Sarah sit down for an Adam Curtis struggle sesh to study/relax to, tips on keeping sane for when your parents suddenly discover Cuomo is a scumbag, a quick update on the youth (they’re still shifting), and the NGO to sociopath pipeline.

Please write in if you also think Adam Curtis should have used more or let’s face it any Kylie Minogue clips, Fever was a fucking banger with iconic vids, no one even cares that they aren’t in the BBC archive, remember that terrible piece at PS1 ten years ago that was just like Illuminati visuals against the I Believe In You video? It’s low-hanging fruit that should have been picked. This all mostly to say that she’s got a new video where she’s a disco wizard, PLEASE tell us if you will let us airbrush her on the side of your van!! 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 school “Constructing the Real” Also! Write us a review on Apple podcasts or whatever other platforms!!

Check out the massive project Lucia has been working on, a free school called Constructing the Real, at constructingthereal.com and check out the discord for lecture archives, book discussions, and more info about how to participate. The first meeting for the new course, Revolutionary Art, is March 3rd, but you can join in at any time!!

And fuck it, sign up for a vaccine in nyc: https://www.turbovax.info/

Yasha Levine and Evgenia Kovda’s Adam Curtis crit: https://yasha.substack.com/p/episode-7-adam-curtis-get-out-of

If you like Adam Curtis you might like Stuart Ewen or Max Weber

Episode 114 – Music and Labor 2 w/ Liz Pelly and David Turner

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Episode 114 - Music and Labor 2 w/ Liz Pelly and David Turner
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Support the Union of Musicians & Allied Workers (UMAW) Cuomo protest!! We’re joined by music journalist and DIY angel Liz Pelly and returning angel David Turner. We discuss their work including Liz’s new piece in Real Life “Socialized Streaming: A case for universal music access.” Plus, we each reveal the contents of our high school mix CDs. Leave a pineapple emoji in the review if you made it all the way to the end and heard Darcie’s. Come partake in the classic punk tradition of complaining about art spaces that don’t exist anymore! 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 school “Constructing the Real” Also! Write us a review on Apple podcasts or whatever other platforms!!

Podcast Overlords: https://thebaffler.com/downstream/podcast-overlords-pelly

Music Rights Private Equity Hell: https://hitsdailydouble.com/news&id=325051&title+MAD-MONEY:-JACOBSON%27S-MUSIC-SPAC-HITS-WALL-STREET

Episode 113 – Sober, in this Reality?

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Episode 113 - Sober, in this Reality?
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Look, we’re going on a year of covid, and even though we knew this “new normal” would be pushed on us, it’s still extremely difficult. We talk about how everyone is coping with the barrage of brutality inflicted by the capitalist system’s failure to manage the pandemic and the climate crisis. Big tech is finding ways to capture the conversations we would normally be having at bars both with the new celeb app “clubhouse” and the increased share of streaming and podcasting with major financial backing. Perhaps it’s more comforting to reality shift into a fandom or religion, but of course we find capitalist tendrils lurking there as well. Plus! Some fresh Adam Curtis and Vice 2 takes. 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 school “Constructing the Real” Also! Write us a review on Apple podcasts or whatever other platforms!!

Thread about Texas mutual aid including a doc of resources: https://twitter.com/burnitupbabee/status/1361762104080887810

New Constructing the Real course about revolutionary art coming soon: https://www.constructingthereal.com/

Capitalism as Religion was released after Benjamin’s death so it’s actually incomplete: https://cominsitu.wordpress.com/2018/06/08/capitalism-as-religion-benjamin-1921/

The Enchantments of Mammon: How Capitalism Became the Religion of Modernity https://readingreligion.org/books/enchantments-mammon

Episode 112 – Disaster Artwashing w/ Jenny Dubnau

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Episode 112 - Disaster Artwashing w/ Jenny Dubnau
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We’re joined by artist and longtime antigentrification activist Jenny Dubnau to discuss he new piece in Hyperallergic “Artwashing During a Pandemic: Should Artists Say No to Real Estate Crumbs?” Jenny is a founding member of Artist Studio Affordability Project (ASAP) as well as an accomplished oil painter. We discuss the often tricky balance of politics, complicity, and personal practice. Perhaps there should there be a 12 Steps to Artist Studio Hell! 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” Please write us a review on Apple podcasts or whatever other platforms!!

Curating Ridgewood: https://brooklynrail.org/2021/02/field-notes/Curating-Ridgewood

the Wall St Transfer tax (Albany): https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.nydailynews.com/opinion/ny-oped-the-wall-street-tax-new-york-needs-now-20210209-qqzsw5c4jbepxotl2jtc2lbsbm-story.html%3foutputType=amp


Billionaires tax (Albany): https://jacobinmag.com/2020/12/new-york-billionaires-tax-andrew-cuomo-covid


Commercial rent regulation (city council): https://www.google.com/amp/s/champ.gothamist.com/champ/gothamist/news/facing-retail-vacancy-crisis-city-council-consider-plan-commercial-rent-stabilization


Small Business Jobs Survival act (SBJSA)—city council: https://citylimits.org/2019/10/11/council-bill-on-commercial-leases-in-limbo-as-evidence-of-vacancy-problem-grows/