Episode 129 – Useless Supermajority? w/ Joey De Jesus

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Episode 129 – Useless Supermajority? w/ Joey De Jesus
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Hey there Baysiders and Ridgewooders, Art and Labor here, your one and only source for the scandalous lives of brooklyn’s finest backwash. Spotted on the steps of a Glendale bodega, an A&L reuniting with JDJ? There’s nothing O, D, and S love more than a rousing round table on electoralism, but is the DSA really ready to play ball with the big leagues? Democrats aren’t exactly known for playing fair, or rather, playing fair anywhere they’ve already won a power struggle. Eric Adams might have won the throne of Democratic primary candidate for the mayoral race already, but an independent working class has a way of toppling crowns, preferably with guillotines. We’ll just have to see if so called leftists have it in them to reign a little terror. No matter what, though, you know A&L is expropriating all the luscious details.

You know you love me,

xoxo, Art and Labor

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Keep an eye out for JDJ’s upcoming workshop: https://apogeejournal.org/

The it’s going down piece Darcie read from: https://itsgoingdown.org/nyc-only-way-out-through-police/

Artists Corps: https://www.nyfa.org/awards-grants/city-artist-corps-grants

Episode 126 Art and Crisis w/ Sam Lefebvre and Lor O’Connor

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Episode 126 Art and Crisis w/ Sam Lefebvre and Lor O'Connor
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Beautiful Bay Area babes Sam Lefebvre and Lor O’Connor came to town and we had us a glorious struggle session about, what else, the precarious and confusing class positioning of artists. Plus, what should artworkers and activists demand wrt public control of museum endowments and governance? Also, rent boards are HR for land antagonisms for real!!! We even debate post-capitalist horizons and if it’s possible to dissolve the secondary markets. Did I mention Lor is assisting cyborg feminist hero Lynn Hershman Leeson?? 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!!

Sam is graciously giving our listeners the pdf for free: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1czJt4f4NZ81o1HQpuPT2w5FCV8wNoqoq/view

but if you want you can support Sam’s great work, buy a pdf: https://www.proartscommons.org/store/terrain-art-and-crisis-by-sam-lefebvre

check out the show Lor assisted on at New Museum: https://www.newmuseum.org/exhibitions/view/lynn-hershman-leeson-twisted

“treason to whiteness is loyalty to humanity” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noel_Ignatiev

Episode 48 – Unions Rule, New York Times Drools

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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