Episode 115 – Adam Curtis and Chill

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Episode 115 - Adam Curtis and Chill

Lucia, OK and Sarah sit down for an Adam Curtis struggle sesh to study/relax to, tips on keeping sane for when your parents suddenly discover Cuomo is a scumbag, a quick update on the youth (they’re still shifting), and the NGO to sociopath pipeline.

Please write in if you also think Adam Curtis should have used more or let’s face it any Kylie Minogue clips, Fever was a fucking banger with iconic vids, no one even cares that they aren’t in the BBC archive, remember that terrible piece at PS1 ten years ago that was just like Illuminati visuals against the I Believe In You video? It’s low-hanging fruit that should have been picked. This all mostly to say that she’s got a new video where she’s a disco wizard, PLEASE tell us if you will let us airbrush her on the side of your van!! 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 school “Constructing the Real” Also! Write us a review on Apple podcasts or whatever other platforms!!

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Yasha Levine and Evgenia Kovda’s Adam Curtis crit: https://yasha.substack.com/p/episode-7-adam-curtis-get-out-of

If you like Adam Curtis you might like Stuart Ewen or Max Weber

Episode 94 – The Museum Political Cycle

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Episode 94 - The Museum Political Cycle

We say THANK U, NEXT to RBG and do an art world update. Massive layoffs abound, and the Guggenheim buys the banana, can someone good at the economy please help them budget this?? Direct demands for scumbag board members to be removed from museums is great, but doesn’t it feel like these open letters are repeating themselves. How do we break the cycle and organize more effectively? Is it possible given the material conditions of these situations? We’re gonna try not despair and focus on these questions!! 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 the collective school “Constructing the Real”

Hip hop auction https://pitchfork.com/thepitch/sothebys-hip-hop-auction-mulatto-xxl-freestyle/

I am a banana https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/18/arts/design/banana-art-guggenheim.html

another me too art boss https://hyperallergic.com/588480/bill-arning-contemporary-arts-museum-houston/

prison profiteer on LACMA board https://www.latimes.com/business/story/2020-09-16/tom-gores-platinum-equity-lacma-prison-phone

another year, another Whitney open letter https://hyperallergic.com/588978/whitney-museum-collective-actions/

Episode 43 – Art and Transparency

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Episode 43 – Art and Transparency

A tide is turning in the art and cultural world! We’re sick of the same tired, unproductive conversations, and are finding strength in solidarity with our peers. We discuss the bizarre Artforum panel about “accountability” and are later joined by Michelle Millar Fisher from the new group Art + Museum Transparency (@AMTransparency). She helped create the now viral document allowing museum workers to anonymously share salaries and urge reform in their industry. 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.

Contribute to the salary share doc: http://rebrand.ly/salaryspreadsheet

More info and context on the doc and Michelle’s work: https://hyperallergic.com/503089/museum-workers-share-their-salaries-and-urge-industry-wide-reform/

Look out for OK’s new Op-Ed in Hyperallergic hopefully dropping soon!

Episode 18 – Fuck off Paglia

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Episode 18 - Fuck off Paglia


This episode we dive into the criticism surrounding Red Scare and their recent profile in The Cut.  Mostly we discuss the ideology shaped by Camille Paglia, an individualist feminist who aligns herself with the alt-right favorite’s dad Jordan Peterson. We try to appeal for lefty media unity, and find some queer relief from the writings of Mary Beard, Ursula K Le Guin, and admitted normie Peter Frase.

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Keep Socialism Weird: http://www.peterfrase.com/2018/10/keep-socialism-weird/

Mary Beard: https://twitter.com/wmarybeard

Red Scare Profile: https://www.thecut.com/2018/10/profile-red-scare-podcast.html

FWA: http://festivalworkers.com/

James from the Burgerville Union: http://jamescurryiv.com/