Episode 84 – Art Institutions Update

Episode 84 – Art Institutions Update

 
 
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We discuss the bleak the state of art institutions. Schools and museums have been laying off staff without many cuts to executive pay or dips into endowments. They started with low level freelancers, moved on to anyone who to dared unionize, and are now making serious cuts to full-time positions. We use the viral gun-toting wealthy couple and their Louvre of a house to compare institutions to the democratic party—can they be reformed within capitalism, should they be abolished, and how? 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”

Details on Mark and Patricia McCloskey’s insane house: https://news.artnet.com/art-world/gun-wielding-mccloskeys-art-collectors-1891419?fbclid=IwAR3H2acEBL75BZS-nc-CkOuuwzmXTKk0orUvAe4MTrP-hjnXD_Hxw-KaF2s

Guggenheim situation: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/02/arts/design/guggenheim-investigation-racism.html?fbclid=IwAR1rWNxJ-QTI9tC2gC7Llpv8-SiPrmcQyT7Rw8hNLIZnm9PIsVg8VBUQ-r4

New Museum re-imagining: https://twitter.com/newmuseum_union/status/1277782811311775745


Episode 83 – the Right’s Culture War

Episode 83 – the Right’s Culture War

 
 
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We hung out irl in a graveyard and ate watermelon!! I sounds great because ok.glass is an incredible sound tech!! We discuss sticky ways media confuses issues of discrimination away from capitalism, even leftist media! We have an incredible moment of popular uprisings complete with solidarity actions from labor so our course the discourse has to hurl some shit towards trans people. Why talk about unprecedented civil unrest when we can write a bunch of academic drivel for neoliberal billionaires to agree with?!! 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 we’re talking about: https://twitter.com/liz_franczak/status/1275475682152210432

Episode 82 – Crowdfund Strikes!

Episode 82 – Crowdfund Strikes!

 
 
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Hey friends! Send your confused relatives #8toAbolition. The best the democrats can do is pretend to ban chokeholds, it’s sickening. We must counteract the Deray-ification of activism, support longstanding anti-gentrification tenants rights orgs in your neighborhood. We talk about all that stuff plus the tricky balance of participating in the protests and staying safe from the second covid wave as well as the disagreements between the more communist or more anarchist wings of the left (and I GUESS the social democrats and liberals). 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

Intercept discussion about health experts and government credibility during the covid crisis: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFZmpL2WI7Y&

Stuff about the publicly funded privatization of the NYPD: https://twitter.com/0KF0X/status/1270370060851347458

Episode 81 – Jail Support

Episode 81 – Jail Support

 
 
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OK and Lucia are back after having to make massive moves during a fucking pandemic. There are de facto evictions happening all over the city right now. Living in the heart of a failed state is pretty overwhelming. People have nothing left to lose, which is fueling the rage the streets. We discuss the landscape and how best to support arrested comrades and families that are continuing to be gutted by lack of healthcare. We also discuss the displays of solidarity for Black Lives Matter among healthcare, transit, and education workers when AFL-CIO leadership has failed. Anyone protecting the police can suck our dicks! 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

Local 100 Fightback: https://www.facebook.com/Local100Fightback/?epa=SEARCH_BOX

MORE UFT: https://www.facebook.com/MOREcaucusNYC/

Jail Support in NYC is currently well staffed, but info on best practices can be found here: https://popularresistance.org/best-practices-for-jail-support/

Find your local mutual aid group: https://mutualaid.nyc/

Episode 80 – Interview with Christine Tien Wang

Episode 80 – Interview with Christine Tien Wang

 
 
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While OK was in the midst of an epic move, Lucia got a chance to speak with the painter Christine Tien Wang about teaching art remotely, the atemporality of making meme paintings, group psychology as taught by Andrea Fraser, and volunteering for prison abolition groups at a crucial time when prisons have become hotbeds for covid.

Here’s a link to donate to critical resistance:
https://donatenow.networkforgood.org/criticalresistance

Episode 79 – Global Super Fights

Episode 79 – Global Super Fights

 
 
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We talk about localization and the great yuppie exodus of New York City 2020. Propublica confirmed everything we’ve been saying on this show for months, that Cuomo and De Blasio murdered tens of thousands of people through their refusal to shutdown the city. Kicking houseless people off the subways and adding a couple UV lamps are not going to be enough to make people feel safe to do retail and tourism again without also providing massive testing and other essentials like food and rent relief. Which is why China is about to easily overtake the United States as the global superpower, whoopsies. And we thought the city was becoming a giant police state mall BEFORE the pandemic!! PS – the only opposition party we have is fighting to protect corporations and fund the cops over workers. 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 78 – At Least Landlords are Fucked

Episode 78 – At Least Landlords are Fucked

 
 
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This episode we turn over a new leaf and decide we love Cuomo and landlords now. JK it’s another update from the eye of the plague zone. Strap the fuck in cause New York state is asking for a fed bailout!!! They’re pissing our futures away, but those of us still surviving will defend our communities. Find a mutual aid group near you. 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

READING – Topology of Violence

READING – Topology of Violence

 
 
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While OK battles the land owning class, Lucia is here to read you a selection from Byung-Chul Han’s “Topology of Violence”, a text that describes how biopolitics of the neoliberal hellscape brought us all to become achievement subjects. There’s some reference to the concept of Deleuzian accelerationism, where it’s totally wrong, where its inevitable, and how the pandemic may actually be the catalyst to destroy capitalism if we can manage to divest ourselves of the mindset that achievement of profit is what keeps us from violence.
McKenzie Wark sums up this book best by saying, “His books are a joy to think with-or against.”  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 77 – Plague World Updates

Episode 77 – Plague World Updates

 
 
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We discuss a couple of bleak pieces of news and what it could signal for our disappearing futures. We also discuss the hope and solidarity we’re building in our neighborhood organizations while maintaining social distancing and fighting surveillance. For our takes about the recent dirtbag left discourse check out the part 2 of this recording session on our Patreon.

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 76 – Thanks Obama!

Episode 76 – Thanks Obama!

 
 
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This episode is a sort of warmup for the panel we are participating in on Sunday at 1PM EDT, “Neoliberal Promises: Art and Labor Today.” Folks around the world can RSVP to join us here. We discuss the three phone calls Obama made to control this entire primary process from the start. We also discuss Jerry Saltz coffee discourse hitting the mainstream and other liberal art world take making about the elections and the pandemic. Read Lenin! Join a tenant union! 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