Episode 48 – Unions Rule, New York Times Drools

Episode 48 – Unions Rule, New York Times Drools

 
 
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So beautiful to see artworkers on the cover of the paper of record! Too bad NYT whiffs it so hard—for an article about worker struggle they sure showcase a lot of bosses. We discuss how the media frames systemic issues in defeatist or individualist terms, we push against the scarcity mindset, encourage more decentralized actions, and urge everyone to demand public museum ownership. This is the episode for our takes on “The Tear Gas Biennial,” and it’s complicated! PS the new Lion King is just The Veldt come true. 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. You can contact Art & Labor at artandlaborpodcast@gmail.com

Inside Hushed Museum Hallways, a Rumble Over Pay Grows Louder (horrible title): https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/22/arts/museum-pay-unions.html

Artists who have pulled from Whitney: http://www.artnews.com/2019/07/19/whitney-biennial-artists-kanders-removal/

Artists who have decided to stay in: http://www.artnews.com/2019/07/23/whitney-biennial-artist-removals/

The Tear Gas Biennial: https://www.artforum.com/slant/hannah-black-ciaran-finlayson-and-tobi-haslett-on-the-2019-whitney-biennial-80328

On Willem Van Spronsen: https://itsgoingdown.org/on-williem-van-spronsen/

Gretchen Felker-Martin writes about regressive fandom stuff well: https://www.patreon.com/posts/25994657

Episode 42 – (De)Institutional Research Team and The Crisis at The Whitney

Episode 42 – (De)Institutional Research Team and The Crisis at The Whitney

 
 
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Hey friends! Sorry for the delay, OK has been sick! We have a discussion about the on-going protests at The Whitney—it’s effectiveness and possible strategies. Lucia went to the Biennial and has insights; OK attended the museum solidarity day of the protests and spoke with a memember of (D)IRT, The (De)Institutional Research Team, who calls themselves “an autonomous collective of artists, academics, activists, and cultural workers collaborating to reimagine the way cultural institutions are run. We investigate the underlying structures of philanthropy and governance that perpetuate oppressive systems.” If you like the podcast and want more, please consider supporting us: https://www.patreon.com/artandlabor or https://d.rip/artandlabor. Follow us on twitter and instagram.

Find them here: https://www.d-irt.com/

Artists of Color Bloc: http://www.aocbloc.org/2019/05/17/show-up-in-solidarity-with-whitney-museum-workers/

People’s Cultural Plan: https://www.peoplesculturalplan.org