Episode 84 – Art Institutions Update

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Episode 84 - Art Institutions Update

We discuss the bleak the state of art institutions. Schools and museums have been laying off staff without many cuts to executive pay or dips into endowments. They started with low level freelancers, moved on to anyone who to dared unionize, and are now making serious cuts to full-time positions. We use the viral gun-toting wealthy couple and their Louvre of a house to compare institutions to the democratic party—can they be reformed within capitalism, should they be abolished, and how? 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”

Details on Mark and Patricia McCloskey’s insane house: https://news.artnet.com/art-world/gun-wielding-mccloskeys-art-collectors-1891419?fbclid=IwAR3H2acEBL75BZS-nc-CkOuuwzmXTKk0orUvAe4MTrP-hjnXD_Hxw-KaF2s

Guggenheim situation: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/02/arts/design/guggenheim-investigation-racism.html?fbclid=IwAR1rWNxJ-QTI9tC2gC7Llpv8-SiPrmcQyT7Rw8hNLIZnm9PIsVg8VBUQ-r4

New Museum re-imagining: https://twitter.com/newmuseum_union/status/1277782811311775745

Episode 9 – The YouTube Shooter (The Internet vs Dasein)

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Episode 9 - The YouTube Shooter (The Internet vs Dasein)


Content warning right at the top, this episode we discuss guns, violence, and suicide. We read through the Hito Steyerl essays “Is the Internet Dead?” and “The Terror of Total Dasein: Economies of Presence in the Art Field” We get into the complicated life and death of Nasim Najafi Aghdam, algorithms, junktime, access, and therapy. If you like us please consider donating for bonus writing, memes, and art: https://d.rip/art-and-labor

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The Legacy of Nasim Najafi Aghdam: https://medium.com/@jonathansykes/the-legacy-of-nasim-aghdam-7b8a29db1926

Is the Internet Dead?: https://www.e-flux.com/journal/49/60004/too-much-world-is-the-internet-dead/

The Terror of Total Dasein: http://dismagazine.com/discussion/78352/the-terror-of-total-dasein-hito-steyerl/