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.
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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

Episode 35 – Rick and Morty and Zardulu

Episode 35 – Rick and Morty and Zardulu

 
 
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Congratulations! Your dad pulled some strings and got you into The Nancy Reagan School for Wealthy Children!!! Consider this episode your orientation, welcome to hell, we deserve this. You’re pickle Rick, you’re the rat in the metrocard machine. If you like the podcast and want more, please consider supporting us: https://www.patreon.com/artandlabor or https://d.rip/artandlabor.

Check it out we were interviewed for this: https://www.theartnewspaper.com/feature/art-world-wage-inequality-protests

Episode 34 – Columbia University MFA Students

Episode 34 – Columbia University MFA Students

 
 
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Live from the beautifully crumbling Prentis Hall! It’s a round table discussion about art schools, debt, student organizing, and the bureaucratic nightmare labyrinth that is privatized education. Shout-out to Fontaine Capel for hosting us and solidarity with the Columbia Graduate Workers bargaining for a fair contract with UAW Local 2110 (@GWCUAW). We also read Lenin and defend a McDonald’s. If you like the podcast and want more, please consider supporting us: https://www.patreon.com/artandlabor or https://d.rip/artandlabor.

This is why we were talking about the ceilings having (4 million dollar!) nets on them: https://news.artnet.com/art-world/columbia-mfa-students-demand-tuition-refund-1276391

GWC-UAW’s open letter to Columbia: https://www.columbiaspectator.com/opinion/2019/02/25/bargaining-for-change-a-letter-to-the-columbia-community/#.XHP-uPObqHM.twitter

Lack of institutional support for teacher and student protest: https://hyperallergic.com/402219/protest-art-and-institutional-support-of-it-is-more-vital-than-ever/

Episode 33 – Fursonas as Class Consciousness

Episode 33 – Fursonas as Class Consciousness

 
 
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More museum protests! We talk about Liberate Tate’s successful demonstration against BP in 2011, and how groups like Art Not Oil (@artnotoil) and BP or Not BP (@reclaimourbard) are continuing to fight against corporate sponsorship of art exhibitions. To be honest we mostly talk about music, fashion, fucked up real estate, and how much we hate cops. Super fun one!! We just wanna be cool blue guys!! If you like the podcast and want more, please consider supporting us: https://www.patreon.com/artandlabor or https://d.rip/artandlabor.

Protests of oil sponsors: https://www.theartnewspaper.com/news/demonstrators-take-over-british-museum-to-protest-against-oil-sponsorships

BP or Not BP counter show: https://www.theartnewspaper.com/news/bp-p21

History of Liberate Tate demonstration: https://hyperallergic.com/288254/liberate-tate-activists-look-back-on-six-years-of-fighting-bp-sponsorship/

Billionaire Fantasy City Hudson Yards: http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2019/02/hudson-yard-billionaires-fantasy-city.html

Wacky Pro Amazon Open Letter: https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/open-letter-new-york-state-budget-director-robert-mujica-regarding-amazon

Paid Protest!! http://gothamist.com/2019/02/22/pro-amazon_protesters_reportedly_pa.php

I tried to find the “Netflix of the Left” thing, but I can’t, maybe they deleted their bad idea? I left the little talk we had about it on the end of the episode cause I think it was good anyway.