READING – Painting as Theoretical Practice: Althusser and Supports/Surfaces

READING – Painting as Theoretical Practice: Althusser and Supports/Surfaces

 
 
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Let us read to you! This time an essay by Sami Siegelbaum in Selva Journal. Here is an excerpt: “although historical and dialectical materialism formed the basis of Supports/Surfaces’ theory and practice, it was not ‘art for the people.’ Instead, it was a ‘theoretical and ideological weapon for the petit bourgeois intelligentsia’ who would later join or ally with the working class. This thesis introduced the Maoist emphasis on the re-education of intellectuals into the sphere of French painting, while also acknowledging the limitations of a propagandistic figurative art.” Read the whole piece here, including pictures and footnotes. 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

More on Supports/Surfaces: https://frieze.com/article/enduring-radicalism-supportssurfaces

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