Episode 98 – Modes of Production

Episode 98 – Modes of Production

 
 
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We start with some clarity on the question of sex work under communism (well mostly this essay does), but eventually we enter the territory of “we don’t know” when it comes to the very differing left tendencies and strategies. Lucia has a beautiful show of paintings, the gallery is surrounded by beautiful upstate autumn, go see it! Maybe it will inspire similar discussion for you, we certainly can’t crack the question of “what is to be done” alone!!

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Mao’s On Contradiction: https://www.marxists.org/reference/archive/mao/selected-works/volume-1/mswv1_17.htm

Engel’s Socialism: Utopian and Scientific: https://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1880/soc-utop/index.htm

Episode 97 – New Cold and Civil Wars

Episode 97 – New Cold and Civil Wars

 
 
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Anti-government plots from the right, and feminist art from cis men? It’s more likely than you think. Getting public art contracts and getting away with murder is WAY easier if you’re man. Also, why are American dudes on Reddit so into defending Hong Kong, is there a reason why the BLM protests aren’t as respected?? We discuss individualism, alienation, and masculinity in America, which has led us to a a hilariously literal toxic white house. 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”

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Episode 96 – Bimbos, Boogaloos, and Trump, Oh My! with Biz Sherbert

Episode 96 – Bimbos, Boogaloos, and Trump, Oh My! with Biz Sherbert

 
 
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Is Trump a Bimbo? What is dark academia, is it the same thing as the intellectual dark web? Are Hawaiian shirts problematique? We discuss internet fashion trends and the aesthetics of politics with certified tiktok zoomer Biz Sherbert (aka @markfisherquotes)! 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”

Check out more of Biz’s writing here: https://www.documentjournal.com/author/biz-sherbert/

Alt Right Visuals

Episode 95 – Resurgent Cultural Conservatism?

Episode 95 – Resurgent Cultural Conservatism?

 
 
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We keep on the “art” promise of this podcast and discuss the recent announcement that the massive Philip Guston retrospective has been pushed to 2024 citing the current political climate and fears the audience just won’t understand the context of the work. The press release is asinine and ahistorical, isn’t art suppose to hep us work through complicated and difficult issues?? We put our takes into the take machine!! 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”

Guston News: https://www.artnews.com/art-news/news/philip-guston-retrospective-delayed-kkk-imagery-1234571680/

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”