READING – Manifesto: Towards a Free Revolutionary Art

READING – Manifesto: Towards a Free Revolutionary Art

 
 
00:00 / 50:25
 
1X
 

We’ve decided to start reading art manifestos in full and providing light commentary. First up, of course, is 1938’s Towards a Free Revolutionary Art ghostwritten by Leon Trotsky, signed by Diego Rivera and André Breton. Trotsky was one of the leaders of the Russian revolution, he was famously forced to flee to Mexico. Thanks to funding from the American communist party, he was able to stay near Rivera and Frida Kahlo, but was eventually assassinated there. The manifesto denounces both fascism and Stalinism, and is a seminal text to the history of Muralism and Surrealism/Dada.

If you like us please consider donating for bonus writing, memes, and art: https://d.rip/art-and-labor

Follow our new Instagram! https://www.instagram.com/artandlaborpod/

Call us! (413) 258-1116

Follow our Twitter: https://twitter.com/artandlaborpod

You can contact Art & Labor at artandlaborpodcast@gmail.com

For more robust context check out Bad Art World’s intro to Revolutionary Art: http://badartworld.net/index.php/2018/02/01/an-introduction-to-the-manifesto-towards-a-free-revolutionary-art/

The theme song of this episode is “Media” from The Ann Steel Album

Episode 2 – Black Mask aka Up Against the Wall Motherfuckers

Episode 2 – Black Mask aka Up Against the Wall Motherfuckers

 
 
00:00 / 1:32:20
 
1X
 

Welcome back to Art & Labor! A podcast focusing on the on-going struggle to survive as an art or cultural worker. Hosted by O.K. Fox and Lucia Love. This episode we get into Black Mask aka Up Against the Wall Motherfuckers aka “The Family”, a radical anarchist group led by the artist Ben Morea. We also get into some fun little rants about Dada, The Situationists, and Warhol.

Follow our Twitter for listener notes: https://twitter.com/artandlaborpod

Much is pulled from the book “Art Gangs: Protest and Counterculture in New York City” by Alan W. Moore published by Autonomedia in 2011.

For photos and more info check out these links:

https://situationnisteblog.wordpress.com/2015/08/21/black-mask-issues-1-6-8-9-1966-68/

https://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/16/arts/design/the-artist-ben-morea-returns-to-the-site-of-the-revolution.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k2Id_5HmIok

https://i.imgur.com/JRxKttl.jpg

You can contact Art & Labor at artandlaborpodcast@gmail.com.