BONUS – Nick on RuPaul’s Drag Race: Revolutionary Art Class Session

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BONUS – Nick on RuPaul's Drag Race: Revolutionary Art Class Session
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Start your engines, and may the best ideology, win! Our friend Nick (@uhsadqueer in the Art and Labor discord) worked hard on this incredible presentation on the RuPaul’s Drag Race empire. Learn how the show has shifted since it’s much smaller beginnings on the obscure LGBTQ channel Logo, to the much wider national audience on VH1, to multiple international spinoffs. Is Drag Race part of an imperialist project? Is drag gay sports? Can sports be revolutionary? Do the producers have PR deals with the Democratic party? We discuss this and so much more!

Beginning Thursday April 29th at 8pm EST we’ll also be hosting a brand new course on Art Communes run by Hannah Brookman from Looky Here art space in Greenfield Massachusetts. The curriculum will center around reading the book Art and Labor by Eileen Boris, and watching documentaries on a new collective every week. Should be a great crash course for anyone considering ditching capitalism for that sexy utopia that is living with all your friends in a bucky ball. Course enrollment is open now, so I hope to see y’all around for some learning. Let’s have fun!!

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 atartandlaborpodcast@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!!

How much do Queens spend on Drag Race: https://www.vice.com/en/article/y3dmav/what-does-it-cost-to-go-on-rupauls-drag-race

Drag Race hype house: https://www.10magazine.com/womenswear/jeremy-scott-gigi-goode-house-of-avalon-moschino-aw20-issue-65/

Drag Race Contract: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=700Nvfa4wHk

Previous Art and Labor Episode on Drag Economy: http://www.artandlaborpodcast.com/podcast/episode-28-nightlife-and-labor-rights-with-eric-shorey/

BONUS – Picasso’s Guernica: Revolutionary Art Class Session

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BONUS - Picasso's Guernica: Revolutionary Art Class Session
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What is the lasting legacy of anti-war depictions? Is there revolutionary potential? OK does a presentation for the Constructing the Real class on Revolutionary Art. Picasso’s Guernica connects the brutal massacre from the Spanish Civil War to My Lai in Vietnam and torture in Iraq. Taking the commission from the Spanish republicans also changed the previously apolitical Picasso into a communist (didn’t help with the misogyny tho.) 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 atartandlaborpodcast@gmail.com. Please reach out to join the discord for Lucia’s school “Constructing the Real” Also! Write us a review on Apple podcasts or whatever other platforms!!

Slides: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1Cp6vWni35b4ovk6hhQxSZvf7WK8EUj9UHaXiCud3wpQ/edit?usp=sharing

Links:

https://guernica.museoreinasofia.es/gigapixel/en/?map1=VIS#7/54.101/-132.693

Tank on a Pedestal: https://www.e-flux.com/journal/70/60543/a-tank-on-a-pedestal-museums-in-an-age-of-planetary-civil-war/

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09bxkdm

https://www.theartnewspaper.com/news/guernica-tapestry-based-of-picasso-s-monumental-anti-war-masterpiece-removed-from-united-nations-headquarters

https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-2003-feb-06-fg-guernica6-story.html

Meyer Schapiro’s Choice: My Lai, Guernica, MOMA and the Art Left, 1969-70: https://booksc.org/book/25873456/dbac17

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJLH7JAsBHA&t=332s&ab_channel=GreatArtExplained


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n9XZBJw6iq4&t=3s&ab_channel=ExploringHistory

Episode 45 – Design and Illustration with Colleen Tighe

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Episode 45 - Design and Illustration with Colleen Tighe
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We finally got Colleen Tighe (@colleentie) in the studio! We have a super fun and extensive discussion on the particulars making art for a living. Colleen is both an accomplished commercial illustrator and prolific creator of socialist art. This is a great episode for anyone grappling with their participation in capitalism and what to envision for art in post-capitalist future. We’re critical and fun at same time!! 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.