138 – Organizing Art Worker Power w/ Jessalyn Aaland

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138 - Organizing Art Worker Power w/ Jessalyn Aaland
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The gang is joined by former SFMOMAunion bargaining committee member, and current artist and educator Jessalyn Aaland! We have a lovely discussion around her beautiful and informative risographed booklet series Organizing Power (contents available for free to institution and nonprofit workers interested in unionizing their workplaces!!). You wanna hear STRATEGY? We have OPINIONS. Get the zines and learn all about how different art institutions have been organizing all over the country, and how artists can help build solidarity. 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!!

SFMOMA’s Cuts to Film, Other Programs Prompt Widespread Outrage: https://www.kqed.org/arts/13900144/sfmomas-cuts-to-film-other-programs-cause-widespread-outrage

Episode 126 Art and Crisis w/ Sam Lefebvre and Lor O’Connor

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Episode 126 Art and Crisis w/ Sam Lefebvre and Lor O'Connor
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Beautiful Bay Area babes Sam Lefebvre and Lor O’Connor came to town and we had us a glorious struggle session about, what else, the precarious and confusing class positioning of artists. Plus, what should artworkers and activists demand wrt public control of museum endowments and governance? Also, rent boards are HR for land antagonisms for real!!! We even debate post-capitalist horizons and if it’s possible to dissolve the secondary markets. Did I mention Lor is assisting cyborg feminist hero Lynn Hershman Leeson?? 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!!

Sam is graciously giving our listeners the pdf for free: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1czJt4f4NZ81o1HQpuPT2w5FCV8wNoqoq/view

but if you want you can support Sam’s great work, buy a pdf: https://www.proartscommons.org/store/terrain-art-and-crisis-by-sam-lefebvre

check out the show Lor assisted on at New Museum: https://www.newmuseum.org/exhibitions/view/lynn-hershman-leeson-twisted

“treason to whiteness is loyalty to humanity” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noel_Ignatiev

Episode 119 – Museum Financialization w/ Sam Lefebvre

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Episode 119 - Museum Financialization w/ Sam Lefebvre
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Choo choo! hop on board, it’s all your pals at Art and Labor! but wait, …who’s that there? that little caboose yonder? Why, it’s Sam Lefebvre with his new piece “Ruling Class Solidarity: Conflict & Growth at SFMOMA Reexamined” in tow! Together our intrepid boxcars brave a 4 hour time difference for the noblest of tasks: helping podcast listening nerds understand how art museums and the donors that love them make money off those little pictures you only get to see in the Taschen books your stepmom so kindly got you for christmas (take her where she’s at, ok?). Fucking trustees, real estate loans, private equity, and hedge funds, we gotta unearth all these money clowns. Coast2coast solidarity, that’s how we’re gonna do it baby!!! 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!!

Lucia’s got an opening on 4/8 at the Hole! Swing by: http://theholenyc.com/2021/03/03/nature-morte/

Sam’s got all sorts of hits: https://hyperallergic.com/author/sam-lefebvre/

Strike MoMA document: https://www.strikemoma.org/