Episode 68 – Identity and Electoral Politics

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

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