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 109 – Vida Americana, Zombie Chelsea

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Episode 109 - Vida Americana, Zombie Chelsea
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We braved covid to bring you another Chelsea dispatch! Nobody stopped us, turns out podcasts are essential work. Consider this the third in a on-going series about the arts and gentrifcation. Last year we processed the opening of Hudson Yards, two years ago we visited the museum of markets before touring Warhol at The Whitney. We return to The Whitney for what is in many ways the polar opposite show. Because of covid it’s been up for a year, but it’s extremely sad to think about how many big buses of students missed out on seeing this show. Socialist realism reminded people what to fight for, it was powerful enough that when the ruling class tried to absorb it, they couldn’t, so they tore it down. It was powerful enough for the spooks to send Jackson Pollock to take from them (theory! just a theory!) 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!!

CIA and Pollock: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/modern-art-was-cia-weapon-1578808.html

Show’s up til the 31st: https://whitney.org/exhibitions/vida-americana see also the different sections, like the experimental workshop: https://whitney.org/exhibitions/vida-americana?section=8&subsection=1#exhibition-artworks

eat shit you dead fuck

Barry Diller Island: https://ny.curbed.com/2019/11/13/20963168/barry-diller-floating-park-pier-55-hudson-river-little-island

Many of these problems persist today!
Local art at the Starbucks! (for more pics check our insta)

Episode 10 – Post Cold War Art and the CIA

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The department of defense, the CIA, and the FBI have all had a hand in influencing art, culture, and academia. We discuss the Iowa Writer’s Workshop, Marvel movies, Rockefeller, modernism, futurist fascism, and Mexican muralism. Are you bummed about MFAs and institutional partnerships with banks? Us too buddy.  If you like us please consider donating for bonus writing, memes, and art: https://d.rip/art-and-labor

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Politics of Art: Contemporary Art and the Transition to Post-Democracy https://www.e-flux.com/journal/21/67696/politics-of-art-contemporary-art-and-the-transition-to-post-democracy/

How Iowa Flattened Literature (With CIA help, writers were enlisted to battle both Communism and eggheaded abstraction. The damage to writing lingers) https://www.chronicle.com/article/How-Iowa-Flattened-Literature/144531

The CIA’s abstract art collection: https://hyperallergic.com/294142/a-visit-to-the-the-cias-secret-abstract-art-collection/

Movies funded by the state: https://twitter.com/BootsRiley/status/1025779683541934080

^backed up by this Freedom of Information Act: https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/hollywood-cia-washington-dc-films-fbi-24-intervening-close-relationship-a7918191.html

Marvel’s “cancelled” gun manufacturer sponsor: https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/8x835p/northrop-grumman-paid-marvel-to-turn-the-military-contractor-into-a-superhero-avengers

The Pentagon and Hollywood: https://www.rt.com/op-ed/421064-pentagon-hollywood-propaganda-dod/