Episode 112 – Disaster Artwashing w/ Jenny Dubnau

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Episode 112 - Disaster Artwashing w/ Jenny Dubnau
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We’re joined by artist and longtime antigentrification activist Jenny Dubnau to discuss he new piece in Hyperallergic “Artwashing During a Pandemic: Should Artists Say No to Real Estate Crumbs?” Jenny is a founding member of Artist Studio Affordability Project (ASAP) as well as an accomplished oil painter. We discuss the often tricky balance of politics, complicity, and personal practice. Perhaps there should there be a 12 Steps to Artist Studio Hell! 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!!

Curating Ridgewood: https://brooklynrail.org/2021/02/field-notes/Curating-Ridgewood

the Wall St Transfer tax (Albany): https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.nydailynews.com/opinion/ny-oped-the-wall-street-tax-new-york-needs-now-20210209-qqzsw5c4jbepxotl2jtc2lbsbm-story.html%3foutputType=amp


Billionaires tax (Albany): https://jacobinmag.com/2020/12/new-york-billionaires-tax-andrew-cuomo-covid


Commercial rent regulation (city council): https://www.google.com/amp/s/champ.gothamist.com/champ/gothamist/news/facing-retail-vacancy-crisis-city-council-consider-plan-commercial-rent-stabilization


Small Business Jobs Survival act (SBJSA)—city council: https://citylimits.org/2019/10/11/council-bill-on-commercial-leases-in-limbo-as-evidence-of-vacancy-problem-grows/

Episode 68 – Identity and Electoral Politics

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Episode 68 – Identity and Electoral Politics
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The Iowa Caucus broke everyone’s brains, us included! We discuss the fallout from the Democratic establishment’s botched attempt at rigging the results for everyone’s favorite small-town CIA asset Pete Buttigieg. Then we discuss the different ways identity and electoral politics are weaponized against the working classes. Spirit bombs up for Bernie! But check in with us this time next year maybe we’ll be Maoists. 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 62 – Amazon x Hudson Yards OTP

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Episode 62 - Amazon x Hudson Yards OTP
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Warning that this episode is gets into some heavy allegories, we’re very raw in our feelings. That said, we discuss the latest on Amazon NYC, which despite the AOC spin, is NOT A WIN. We also touch on the latest Art Miami Basel controversy spectacle, and the state of gentrification and unionization. Plus we make a bunch of references to Rick and Morty, The Irishman, and Promare. It’s a postmodern nightmare. 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 59 – Cartoonists Against Amazon with Michael DeForge

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Episode 59 - Cartoonists Against Amazon with Michael DeForge
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The beloved Toronto-based artist Michael DeForge (@michael_deforge) joins us in studio to discuss comics, community spaces, and activism. We touch on his newest book, Stunt, as well as Leaving Richard’s Valley, Lose, Thickness, Adventure Time, and snag some info on his rejected pilot for Cartoon Network. Michael also co-authored an open letter to small press festivals urging them to drop Amazon as a sponsor, and is a participant in Toronto’s fight for 15, the campaign against Google’s Sidewalk Labs development, the recent LGBT community action admonishing the Toronto Public Library’s platforming of a transphobic speaker, and more!  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

Tea Base & The Beguiling

Episode 53 – rootkits rootwork with Devin Kenny

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Episode 53 - rootkits rootwork with Devin Kenny
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🚨ALERT🚨 Go see “Devin Kenny: rootkits rootwork” at PS1 this weekend before it closes!! We were delighted to speak with Devin Kenny (@devinkkenny) about his solo exhibition. We discuss gentrification, identity, mass incarceration, and subculture. Devin is also a member of the collective behind Bail Bloc, a software that mines cryptocurrency in order to raise money for bail funds and immigration advocacy. 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

Bail Out panel and concert at h0l0 on 9/7: https://www.instagram.com/p/B1rHYj0lvSn/?igshid=3ooc8wbic9lv

Alex Bienstock on Devin Kenny: https://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/news/devin-kenny-rootkits-rootwork-ps1-media-state-power/?fbclid=IwAR0G83jvor2FEFHAJb94tQ7vkLji5HYkhBoh3Mpt22FgTKDCbgCNOWrS2GA

Episode 44 – Bushwick is Cursed

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Episode 44 – Bushwick is Cursed
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Hey fuck the Bushwick Collective and their shit murals. Anyways, I’m hungover ’cause it was Lucia’s birthday!!! This episode is joyous! We sing a song, and talk about stuff we like, and also talk about how architecture is cursed and murals are propaganda for trendy real estate companies. We discuss the insidious ways developers use art events against us. The anti-gentrification group Mi Casa NoEs Su Casa did an awesome action at one such event. Fuck nooklyn, fuck colossal media, fuck vice, etc. If you like the podcast and want more, please consider supporting us at: https://www.patreon.com/artandlabor or https://d.rip/artandlabor. Follow us on twitter and instagram.

OK is a media person now: https://hyperallergic.com/503753/a-lack-of-accountability-at-artforums-panel-on-art-activism-and-accountability/

Red Bloom is doing a cool event: https://www.facebook.com/events/677253042720946/

Episode 36 – NYC Loft Tenants

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Episode 36 - NYC Loft Tenants
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Fight for universal rent control! We’re joined by Zefrey Throwell (@NYCLT), a filmmaker and long-time advocate of regulation that would make loft housing safer, and more stabilized. People have lived illegally in abandoned commercial space for generations (see also our Artwashing and Soho episode). In more recent years neoliberal economists have embraced this clear sign of societal decay, and artists are often used as pawns to sell luxury-branded converted spaces. We discuss this tension, and get a bit frustrated that different types of working class/poor people are pitted against each other by politicians and big real estate. If you like the podcast and want more, please consider supporting us: https://www.patreon.com/artandlabor or https://d.rip/artandlabor.

Learn more about the history of tenants rights in NYC, we reference their annual meeting this episode: http://www.metcouncilonhousing.org/

Capital City panel discussion at Verso (Gentrification and the Real Estate State): https://www.facebook.com/ben.mabie.7/videos/10205308465228030/?hc_location=ufi

QNU calls on Queens Arts Council to stop being complicit in displacement: https://www.facebook.com/QueensNeighborhoodsUnited/photos/a.659659297439222/2631245876947211/?type=3&theater

Episode 32 – Death and Labor (Crossover with Death Panel)

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Episode 32 - Death and Labor (Crossover with Death Panel)
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💖🌟Special treat!🌟💖 We visited our sister podcast Death Panel (@DeathPanel_Pod) to discuss the failed Amazon HQ2, Nan Goldin’s project P.A.I.N. (Prescription Addiction Intervention Now), and the recent protests of The Sackler family at The Met/Guggenheim. Thank you so much Beatrice, Emily, Vince, and Artie for having us and putting this rad episode together! If you like the podcast and want more, please consider supporting us: https://www.patreon.com/artandlabor or https://d.rip/artandlabor

PAIN: https://www.instagram.com/sacklerpain/

Anti-Gentrification Groups Took Down Amazon: https://news.vice.com/en_us/article/nex34z/how-anti-gentrification-activists-derailed-amazons-new-york-city-plans

Guggenheim demonstration: https://www.newyorker.com/news/our-columnists/nan-goldin-leads-a-protest-at-the-guggenheim-against-the-sackler-family

More on The Sacklers: https://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/museums/the-sacklers-have-donated-millions-to-museums-but-their-connection-to-the-opioid-crisis-is-threatening-that-legacy/2019/02/13/d5b47bac-2e39-11e9-86ab-5d02109aeb01_story.html?utm_term=.29b7eb7478c7

Episode 16 – Housing and Displacement

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Go to the 3rd Anti-Columbus Day Tour: https://www.facebook.com/events/235077237185003/ We build on our “Artwashing and Soho” episode using our direct experiences and observations of gentrification in our neighborhoods. We do a “Goofus and Gallant” for anti-gentrication art. Shoutout to the locals, but also these thoughts can be applied all over the place. It’s a layered topic, but I think we illustrate our points well even though I have a bad cold.

Chicago & Indianapolis shows: https://twitter.com/ArtandLaborPod/status/1047527604339822595

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BAN: https://bangentrification.org/

Ridgewood Tenants Union: https://twitter.com/RidgewdTenantsU

(Dis)Placed in Sunset Park: http://www.bettyyu.net/displacedinsunsetpark/

Anthony Rosado #FREEBUSHWICK: http://www.anthonywashrosado.com/freebushwick/

“Progress” Show at Fivemyles: http://artinbrooklyn.com/2016/03/progress-installations-performances/

RAFiA: https://soundcloud.com/rafiasworld

Brooklyn Not For Sale Protest: https://hyperallergic.com/254426/anti-gentrification-activists-protest-real-estate-summit-at-brooklyn-museum/

Bullshit yarn mural thing: https://hyperallergic.com/238626/artist-will-remove-bushwick-crochet-mural-that-sparked-community-protest/

Sad little houses: https://www.dmagazine.com/publications/d-magazine/2018/march/sad-little-houses-casita-triste-oak-cliff-giovanni-valderas/

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Episode 4 – Artwashing and Soho

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Call us Anna Delvey ’cause we’re delving into Soho. We get into the early days of some of the most powerful people in the art market, and how their greed has gone on to destroy neighborhoods and countless lives. This episode we try to demystify the “Art World” to better understand its influence. Art has a complicated role in gentrification; the Grayson Perry cartoon about artist neighborhoods has resonated with millions of people in its second life as an internet meme. We tie the idea of Artwashing to precarious economic situations exemplified by Richard Florida and Mistressvilles.

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