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

Episode 49 – Art Workers’ Inquiry

Episode 49 – Art Workers’ Inquiry

 
 
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Hey folks! Ding dong Kanders is dead (if only), we catch up on the news we missed, and finally dig into Red Bloom Collective’s Art Workers’ Inquiry. It’s a super robust survey, we encourage everyone to take it themselves here. We didn’t end up having time to complete the second part of the inquiry, but we hope to finish it up soon (perhaps with some of the folks who created it). In the meantime check out our bonus episode where we do a quiz to see if we’re related to aliens. 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 48 – Unions Rule, New York Times Drools

Episode 48 – Unions Rule, New York Times Drools

 
 
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So beautiful to see artworkers on the cover of the paper of record! Too bad NYT whiffs it so hard—for an article about worker struggle they sure showcase a lot of bosses. We discuss how the media frames systemic issues in defeatist or individualist terms, we push against the scarcity mindset, encourage more decentralized actions, and urge everyone to demand public museum ownership. This is the episode for our takes on “The Tear Gas Biennial,” and it’s complicated! PS the new Lion King is just The Veldt come true. 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

Inside Hushed Museum Hallways, a Rumble Over Pay Grows Louder (horrible title): https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/22/arts/museum-pay-unions.html

Artists who have pulled from Whitney: http://www.artnews.com/2019/07/19/whitney-biennial-artists-kanders-removal/

Artists who have decided to stay in: http://www.artnews.com/2019/07/23/whitney-biennial-artist-removals/

The Tear Gas Biennial: https://www.artforum.com/slant/hannah-black-ciaran-finlayson-and-tobi-haslett-on-the-2019-whitney-biennial-80328

On Willem Van Spronsen: https://itsgoingdown.org/on-williem-van-spronsen/

Gretchen Felker-Martin writes about regressive fandom stuff well: https://www.patreon.com/posts/25994657

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/