Episode 43 – Art and Transparency

Episode 43 – Art and Transparency

 
 
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A tide is turning in the art and cultural world! We’re sick of the same tired, unproductive conversations, and are finding strength in solidarity with our peers. We discuss the bizarre Artforum panel about “accountability” and are later joined by Michelle Millar Fisher from the new group Art + Museum Transparency (@AMTransparency). She helped create the now viral document allowing museum workers to anonymously share salaries and urge reform in their industry. 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.

Contribute to the salary share doc: http://rebrand.ly/salaryspreadsheet

More info and context on the doc and Michelle’s work: https://hyperallergic.com/503089/museum-workers-share-their-salaries-and-urge-industry-wide-reform/

Look out for OK’s new Op-Ed in Hyperallergic hopefully dropping soon!

Episode 42 – (De)Institutional Research Team and The Crisis at The Whitney

Episode 42 – (De)Institutional Research Team and The Crisis at The Whitney

 
 
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Hey friends! Sorry for the delay, OK has been sick! We have a discussion about the on-going protests at The Whitney—it’s effectiveness and possible strategies. Lucia went to the Biennial and has insights; OK attended the museum solidarity day of the protests and spoke with a memember of (D)IRT, The (De)Institutional Research Team, who calls themselves “an autonomous collective of artists, academics, activists, and cultural workers collaborating to reimagine the way cultural institutions are run. We investigate the underlying structures of philanthropy and governance that perpetuate oppressive systems.” If you like the podcast and want more, please consider supporting us: https://www.patreon.com/artandlabor or https://d.rip/artandlabor. Follow us on twitter and instagram.

Find them here: https://www.d-irt.com/

Artists of Color Bloc: http://www.aocbloc.org/2019/05/17/show-up-in-solidarity-with-whitney-museum-workers/

People’s Cultural Plan: https://www.peoplesculturalplan.org

Episode 41 – #FreeBritney with Eric Kostiuk Williams

Episode 41 – #FreeBritney with Eric Kostiuk Williams

 
 
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NYC went to Toronto then Toronto came to NYC!! We’re thrilled to be joined by Eric Kostiuk Williams (@kostiukwilliams) to discuss TCAF, Queers and Comics, pop star labor rights, gentrification, community, and Cher’s QANON tweet. Eric’s newest book “Our Wretched Town Hall” is available from Retrofit. If you like the podcast and want more, please consider supporting us: https://www.patreon.com/artandlabor or https://d.rip/artandlabor. Follow us on twitter and instagram.

BUY ERIC’S COMICS!!!

The Britney cyborg one: http://www.kostiukwilliams.com/babybel-wax-bodysuit

The new short stories one: http://www.kostiukwilliams.com/our-wretched-town-hall-2018

Comics for LGBTQ prisoners: http://www.abocomix.com/
Comics edited by OK to support abortion funds: http://comicsforchoice.com/

Escape the Gig Economy game: https://2019.award.amaze-berlin.de/games/2019/gigco-escape-gig-economy

Episode 40 – The Conspiracy of Art

Episode 40 – The Conspiracy of Art

 
 
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Hello everyone! Y’all ready to dive into the simulacrum void? We discuss press releases, how publicity influences art economies, the concepts of nothingness/realities, and synthesize the convo with an essay from the original media theorist weirdo Jean Baudrillard. Zine folks: catch OK at TCAF this weekend! Thank you Peter (@deadtreesanddye) for sending us the Hito zines! If you like the podcast and want more, please consider supporting us: https://www.patreon.com/artandlabor or https://d.rip/artandlabor. Follow us on twitter and instagram.

Read Lucia’s piece here: https://d.rip/artandlabor/posts/usa-funding-analysis-5NrNk

READING – William Morris “Art and Labour”

READING – William Morris “Art and Labour”

 
 
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We read the entirety of the William Morris essay this podcast is named after! If you have already read Capital vol. 1 you may want to skip to the middle were Morris’ speech really takes off, but it’s a good refresher, plus we do commentary throughout. If you like the podcast and want more, please consider supporting us: https://www.patreon.com/artandlabor or https://d.rip/artandlabor. Follow us on twitter and instagram.

Episode 39 – Paris Burns, Hito Returns

Episode 39 – Paris Burns, Hito Returns

 
 
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Hop in our hot air balloon we’re touring the world baby! This episode we’re joined by curator and PhD student Emilie M. Reed (@netgal_emi) to discuss the new Hito Steyerl show at Serpentine S***ler Gallery in London. We also do a little recap of Žižek vs Peterson spectacle. Finally, we head to Paris to discuss the absurd responses to the recent hellfire at Notre Dame by the Catholic church, French government, and gigantic multinational corporations. If you like the podcast and want more, please consider supporting us: https://www.patreon.com/artandlabor or https://d.rip/artandlabor.

this shit sucks: https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/skbaer/notre-dame-fire-rebuild-pinault-donation-french-billionaire

em’s dispatch: https://emreed.net/speculationzone.html

turns out it was suppose to be bad: https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2019/apr/10/hito-steyerl-review-serpentine-sackler-gallery-london

Episode 38 – Shiroto No Ran and A3BCollective

Episode 38 – Shiroto No Ran and A3BCollective

 
 
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We’re back with some rad interviews from Japan! O.K. had the immense pleasure of interviewing Yang Chun Ahsiang (of Amateur Riot) and Nia Moineau (of A3BCollective) about radical protests, art, music, spaces, and history in Japan. We want to thank these two incredible people for sharing with us, and to hear about our our trips please support us on drip or Patreon.

Shiroto No Ran aka Amateur Riot, the group behind Manuke Guesthouse, Nantoka Bar, and No Limit Fest: http://manuke.asia/ (see also pics of “Hang A Lai Post” zine on our website)

Anti-War, Anti-Nuclear and Arts of Block-print Collective: https://a3bcollective.org/ or Instagram and Nia’s art Instagram (see also pics of their newest banner prints on website)

Learn more about the protests against the US military base in Okinawa: https://www.thenation.com/article/the-united-states-is-building-a-new-military-base-in-okinawa-despite-overwhelming-local-opposition/

The High Treason Incident: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High_Treason_Incident

Fumiko Kaneko: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fumiko_Kaneko biography “The Prison Memoirs of a Japanese Woman” film “Anarchist From Colony”

This is a pun on the word for anarchy in Japanese
Idol group crashes the protest
Recent community woodblock banner in support of the Okinawa people
Ahsiang and his friends made a zine in Mandarin, this is about solidarity in Okinawa between teens who came for the punk fest and local elders
About OddLand festival
the elevator in Manuke Guesthouse

*UNLOCKED* DISPATCH – Hudson Yards

*UNLOCKED* DISPATCH – Hudson Yards

 
 
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Hey folks! Sorry for the short break. Here’s another guided jaunt through New York City’s Chelsea district. This time we bring you to the brand new Hudson Yards! A literal hellscape mall with an art crawl of advertisements. Are you a bad enough dude to avoid security and jump of the railing of the Vessel?? Neo Yokio is real and my friend.
If you like the podcast and want more, please consider supporting us: https://www.patreon.com/artandlabor or https://d.rip/artandlabor.

Episode 37 – Salvaged Tapes of Social Practice

Episode 37 – Salvaged Tapes of Social Practice

 
 
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Super bummer, we lost half of this episode! We turned the scraps into a fun little update on different discussion points. Listen to our Hudson Yards Episode on drip or Patreon. If you are in LA support The Hammer Museum workers on strike! Catch Lucia in Chicago and O.K. in Japan!!

Please read this piece by manuel arturo abreu: https://www.artpractical.com/archive/contributor/manuel-arturo-abreu/

Episode 36 – NYC Loft Tenants

Episode 36 – NYC Loft Tenants

 
 
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Fight for universal rent control! We’re joined by Zefrey Throwell (@NYCLT), a filmmaker and long-time advocate of regulation that would make loft housing safer, and more stabilized. People have lived illegally in abandoned commercial space for generations (see also our Artwashing and Soho episode). In more recent years neoliberal economists have embraced this clear sign of societal decay, and artists are often used as pawns to sell luxury-branded converted spaces. We discuss this tension, and get a bit frustrated that different types of working class/poor people are pitted against each other by politicians and big real estate. If you like the podcast and want more, please consider supporting us: https://www.patreon.com/artandlabor or https://d.rip/artandlabor.

Learn more about the history of tenants rights in NYC, we reference their annual meeting this episode: http://www.metcouncilonhousing.org/

Capital City panel discussion at Verso (Gentrification and the Real Estate State): https://www.facebook.com/ben.mabie.7/videos/10205308465228030/?hc_location=ufi

QNU calls on Queens Arts Council to stop being complicit in displacement: https://www.facebook.com/QueensNeighborhoodsUnited/photos/a.659659297439222/2631245876947211/?type=3&theater