Episode 117 – The Museum Union Wave Dossier w/ Maxwell Paparella

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Episode 117 - The Museum Union Wave Dossier w/ Maxwell Paparella
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After a lot of laughs and a few boners, all 4 elemental stones have been carefully nested onto their pedestals, and now we’re emitting lasers onto Leeloo to bring about that wacky 5th element, the Art and Labor podcast! We chat with Maxwell Paparella on his new (enormous) work in Art Papers, a dossier on the ongoing unionization struggle for museum workers in 18 different institutions. Through valiant effort and rhetorical wizardry, we do in fact find good news on planet Earth! Paparella keys us in on some victories for the movement (we love you Nan), and the unique hiccups that come with organizing artists (aka, having to be both inside/outside the gala/protest, although you know, with a quote from Byung-Chul Han that’d be a fantastic start to an artist statement for a show in a humid 9’x6′ room on the fourth floor of a chinatown walkup. Do you see our problem?) 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 atartandlaborpodcast@gmail.com. Please reach out to join the discord for Lucia school “Constructing the Real” Also! Write us a review on Apple podcasts or whatever other platforms!!


Check out the Museum Union Wave: https://www.artpapers.org/dossiers/the-museum-union-wave-dossier/
And Maxwell’s personal site: https://maxwellpaparella.com/

Dana Kopel’s new piece: https://www.textezurkunst.de/articles/dana-kopel-putting-work/

the ep where we yelled at jeff koons: http://www.artandlaborpodcast.com/podcast/dispatch-moma-local-2110s-party-on-the-pavement/

Episode 110 – Work Won’t Love You Back w/ Sarah Jaffe

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Episode 110 - Work Won't Love You Back w/ Sarah Jaffe
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Incredible labor journalist Sarah Jaffe (@sarahjaffe) wrote a new book, and we’re in it! Work Won’t Love You Back: How Devotion to Our Jobs Keeps Us Exploited, Exhausted, and Alone is collection of labor struggles in fields often overlooked, underpaid, or misunderstood. The book is an excellent overview of the type of issues we discuss on this show! Including art jobs, internships, the NGO industrial complex, big tech, retail, gig workers, education, and sports. All through a Marxist feminist lens we vibed with very hard lol. We discuss strategy, the big “was is to be done?” How can we take consciousness raising away from liberal awareness campaigns, pinpoint sites of struggle/support, and heighten contradictions to build a world where love can flourish uninhibited by capitalist extraction. 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” Please write us a review on Apple podcasts or whatever other platforms!!

DM if I forgot to link anything!

NYPD challenge coins: https://archive.org/details/nypd-challenge-coins

Episode 99 – Public Process and Deacquisition

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Episode 99 - Public Process and Deacquisition
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*Join us on twitch for a special 100th episode/fuck the election stream on Tuesday! Don’t go through the horrors alone!!* We discuss the Contrapoints voting video, catch up on a recent art worker round table, and have a light debate on the Baltimore Museum of Art deacquisition controversy. There’s a very funny idea to make everyone with a BFA participate in their public museum’s acquisition process. 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” Please write us a review on Apple podcasts or whatever other platforms!!

Contrapoints vid: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t3Vah8sUFgI

BMA curators respond to critics: https://www.theartnewspaper.com/comment/bma-curators-letter-response-to-deaccessioning

their plan to do this from 2018: https://hyperallergic.com/441782/baltimore-museum-of-art-deaccession-reactions-artists-curators/

op-ed critical of BMA: https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/story/2020-10-19/baltimore-museum-art-auction-andy-warhol-last-supper

Episode 74 – Jerry Gogosian

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Episode 74 – Jerry Gogosian
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Tune in for the origin story of the legendary Instagram account @jerrygogosian! Check their new show AM art radio. 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 69 – Bloomberg is an Oligarch with Struggle Session

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Episode 69 - Bloomberg is an Oligarch with Struggle Session
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Posting and podcast legends Jack Allison and Leslie Lee III join us to discuss Bloomberg, Lis Smith, and how “independent Democrats” (aka Republicans, but also whatever both parties uphold the neoliberal hegemony) use unlimited funds to buy elections, stop progressive legislation, and promote fascist police tactics all over the world. Follow NY Communities for Change to support disruptions at Pete Buttigeig and Joe Biden Wall Street fundraising events. 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

On Lis Smith and the IDC’s reign of horror over NYC: https://jacobinmag.com/2019/12/mayor-pete-buttigieg-mckinsey-democrats-rich-people-2020

Giuliani’s consultancy company and Brazil: https://theintercept.com/2018/10/05/rudy-giuliani-amazon-contract-brazil-election

“That is not democracy. Plutocracy!” Queen: https://twitter.com/adrielhampton/status/1227717735649439744

Queers Against Pete: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/feb/14/pete-buttigieg-san-francisco-queer-activists-fundraiser

Horrible Bloomberg Parody songs thread: https://twitter.com/jackallisonLOL/status/1228819885456642048

Video: City Hall Reporters Glibly Joke About Stop & Frisk Using Gangnam Style: https://gothamist.com/news/video-city-hall-reporters-glibly-joke-about-stop-frisk-using-gangnam-style

Follow Benjamin Dixon, the podcaster who unearthed clips of Bloomberg’s unmitigated racism he tried to bury

Episode 56 – Art Workers Authorize Strike!

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Episode 56 - Art Workers Authorize Strike!
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While congress is on vacation after finally committing to the slightest gesture towards holding the president accountable, workers all over the country are taking power into their own hands. At General Motors in Detroit 50,000 United Auto Workers have been on strike due to contract disputes, meanwhile some of the newest UAW Local 2110 members at the New Museum announced yesterday that they have authorized a strike if their demands for a fair contract still cannot be met. Plus, even more art workers have unionized! UOVO Fine Art workers join the Teamsters Local 814 and the New Children’s Museum joins IBEW Local 465! Stay tuned to the end to hear our thoughts on Amanda Schmitt’s Appeal Against Knight Landesman and Artforum, legal fights like hers is another important way workers can fight back against abusive employers. 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

Latest on the Artforum case: https://news.artnet.com/art-world/amanda-schmitt-appeal-artforum-1659862?__twitter_impression=true

Amanda Schmitt’s situation in her own words: https://www.textezurkunst.de/articles/miranda-warning/

Latest on the UAW GM Strike: https://www.clickondetroit.com/news/here-s-where-things-stand-on-the-uaw-gm-strike

Rhonda Lieberman on the exploitation of identity politics: https://newrepublic.com/amp/article/154991/rich-art-museum-donors-exploit-identity-politics-launder-reputations-philanthropy?utm_content=buffer13002&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer&__twitter_impression=true

Decolonize This Place’s latest action against the Ford Foundation: https://hyperallergic.com/519794/if-they-build-it-they-will-fill-it-prison-abolitionists-protest-outside-the-ford-foundation/

Episode 49 – Art Workers’ Inquiry

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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