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

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

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

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

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 6 – A Drunken Intro to Hito Steyerl

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Episode 6 - A Drunken Intro to Hito Steyerl


HITO STEYERL DANK MEME STASH! Hey ya’ll, we’ve got some FEELINGS this episode. Half this episode is venting about some strange/shitty art world jobs we’ve had. We also mention decolonization practice, Walter Benjamin, cultural Marxism, and Imperfect Cinema as a foundation for Steyerl’s In Defense of Poor Image. Accessibility is the key word of this ep. It’s extremely hot in New York City! It’s punishingly hard to focus. We drank a couple cold ones and left the AC on so this is a long ep with a little rumbling sound in the background. I’m not going to apologize, we needed that AC to pod.

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

In Defense of Poor Image https://www.e-flux.com/journal/10/61362/in-defense-of-the-poor-image/

I Dreamed a Dream: Politics in the Age of Mass Art Production http://opentranscripts.org/transcript/dreamed-dream-politics-age-mass-art-production/

How Not to be Seen: A Fucking Didactic Educational .MOV File, 2013 https://www.artforum.com/video/hito-steyerl-how-not-to-be-seen-a-fucking-didactic-educational-mov-file-2013-51651

For an imperfect cinema by Julio García Espinosa https://www.ejumpcut.org/archive/onlinessays/JC20folder/ImperfectCinema.html

Follow them: http://www.decolonizethisplace.org/

Ron Paul is a shithead https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/ron-paul-blames-racist-tweet-on-staffer_us_5b3ada27e4b07b827cba060b

Fuck this stork https://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2018/06/29/world/europe/ap-eu-poland-spendthrift-stork.html

I found this randomly while looking for images, I wanna read it: http://reallifemag.com/poor-meme-rich-meme/