Episode 105 – Christmas Stimulus

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Episode 105 - Christmas Stimulus
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Tis the season to have a wide ranging discussion on spirituality. We start with Gnosticism and end with Falun Gong lol. Religion and tradition are being thrown around by all sorts of political actors, can the left compete without the big untraceable and untaxable bux?? We’re stuck in the Merry Christmas Let Them Eat Cake zone, it’s maddening. See you next year! Maybe! 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!!

India General Strike 2020: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2020_Indian_general_strike

Epoch Times media empire: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/24/technology/epoch-times-influence-falun-gong.html

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

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

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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