141 – Save Mills College

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Mom (Joey) left $20 on the counter so Lucia and Sarah are eating powdered donuts for dinner, joined by special guests Hannah Bluhm and Dani Castone, two Mills College Alumni with the scoop on the school’s latest implosion. From farming the school’s history of an inclusive, diverse student body to buff up degree mill stats, to the ways colleges get roped into gentrification efforts through real estate speculation, we talk the commonality of struggle that pervades these false flag institutional financial crises, plus Lucia and Hannah’s mysterious past at an unnamed workhouse for painterly urchins (ok, you got us, no one actually likes a coquette, it’s the Koonster). 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!!

https://www.savemillscollege.org/ a coalition fighting for Mills to stay a degree granting institution

https://www.aamc-mills.org/ the Alumnae/i Association who is in a legal fight with the College

Mills Staff Union https://www.instagram.com/millsstaffunite/ & their local https://www.instagram.com/seiu1021/

WTF Beth https://www.instagram.com/wtf.beth/

Actions here: https://linktr.ee/millsstaffunite

140 – Fake Art Friends

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Don’t tell them we told you this, but even though we got the best art friend split heart necklace with jerry saltz at the Manhattan mini mall last week, we actually think YOU’RE our best art friend, we just feel bad for them and our mom made us do it. This week Lucia, OK and Sarah take their brains out their heads to scrub out the insides with six different cleaners like a toilet bowl on tik tok, with maybe too much time covering the latest nebbishly relatable drain on your god given 5 nyt articles this month. What doth a sceene be compos’d of, if not cowardes? Does the intention behind an act determine its morality? Why do people who don’t make art insist on calling themselves artists? Do I come into your house with a painting and call myself an author?

For the Venom 2 reflection session support us on Patreon!!

We also take a little time to reflect on the 16 hours God forced your hand to maniacally check twitter instead of instagram. Welcome to my world you little babies, don’t let jack bully you into reading before you quote tweet a hot take on rice krispie treats! Solidarity as always to our homies at Kellogg, any fight against Nestle is worth having, and congrats also to our friends at IATSE who just voted to authorize their union to strike; check out the account we mention at @ia_stories. If you thought your job was hurry up and wait, take this fraturday to peruse the hell that is film and tv production!

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not linking the article sorry

139 – Labor Theory of Goop Value w/ Kevin Stuart

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The goop is class consciousness. Painter and nu-metal expert Kevin Stuart came to visit us in NYC! The main point of his trip was to see Venom 2 (which we saw after this ep so it’s spoiler free!) Kevin and Lucia have been working synthesizing Venom and Marxist thought for the past couple of years, and they’re right, and you should see it. Sarah and OK visited a show under a stoop! Sorry this is so late, I am still hung over from drinking homemade makegeolli. 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!!

Part 2 on Patreon!

Kevin’s site: https://kevin-stuart.com/home.html

Gallery under a stoop: https://www.instagram.com/lonesomedovenyc/

Hydraulic Press channel (insane fire one): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hHFuZVGpBC0&ab_channel=HydraulicPressChannel

Red hot nickle ball (gummy bear one): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LKzxnY1oXLQ&ab_channel=carsandwater

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

137 – Walters Workers United

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Art and Labor is joined by members of the union-to-be of Baltimore’s Walters Art Museum, the Walters Workers United! OK and Lucia interview Ruby, Garrett, and Allison (who we unfortunately lost connection with!) about their path towards worker organization- from your standard total mismanagement of COVID in 2020 to toxic fumes passing staff out; dealing with the Walter’s particularly unique private/public state of matter, and what that means for accountability (xXx spoiler alert xXx: there’s a lack of it). The bright side of the bullshit? Secret slacks, not realizing you had a coworker ready for your trust fall, and as always, teachers’ unions!

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You can check out the work the WWU is doing, a form letter to email, and information about how to get involved yourself at: https://waltersworkersunited.org

Alison Garret and Ruby also wanted to shout out to the Baltimore DSA in addition to the teachers union: https://baltimoredsa.org/

136 – Laughing at Pain w/ Caroline Bennett of Stice

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Content warning right at the top we talk about heavy stuff like addiction and sexual abuse, but also this conversation is really funny like an episode of Stella comprised of three art freaks instead. Please follow Caroline (@sticesticestice) and stream Stice for clear skin. Did you know? Your favorite artist’s former girlfriend probably makes amazing art! Also girls is muscled up art handlers too—we can, in fact, do it. If you wanna know the bleeped band you’ll have to listen to the part 2 on Patreon ?.

 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!!

Please watch the insane Stice Satyicon music video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pkzB4emB9I0&ab_channel=Stice

135 – Zombie Transgression

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Transgression: who is she? Is she real? Is she dead? OK and Lucia are back to their roots, being ON ONE. Covering a range of topics that all make sense together I swear. We start with the Laura Kipnis essay “Transgression, an Elegy” which is difficult to separate from Kipnis herself, the fucking harper’s letter again, etc; but we also tie it to China, and how other countries handle celebrity influence. Can China erase Billionaires? Can they make gaming good?? Will they start making more gay shows less illegal??? I, dear listener, want to believe. ps- the Kanye take is this episode also. 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!!

Zhao Wei, probably the most popular actress in the world, erased? What happened to Zhao Wei: China erases billionaire actress from history | news.com.au — Australia’s leading news site

Zhang Zhehan of Word of Honor, a very good gay television show, fash or ignorant? Chinese actor Zhang Zhehan ‘pays heavy price’ by posing at Japan’s notorious Yasukuni Shrine; ‘all brands end cooperation’ – Global Times

Kpop star pos Kris Wu: K-Pop star arrested on suspicion of rape – BBC News

Justin Bieber also visited the bad shrine How Justin Bieber inadvertently stepped into one of the world’s greatest geopolitical controversies (outline.com)

I just saw this story randomly but lol https://www.thatsmags.com/china/post/14655/chinese-pokemon-go-players-take-over-yasukuni-shrine

134 – Britney and Liberation w/ Eric Kostiuk Williams

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I have a particular love of songs about how much it sucks to be famous, and true story was the world’s worst English teacher at a summer camp in China and made a bunch of mystified 12 year olds watch the video for Lucky like four times in a row to do a really bad “fill in the lyrics” worksheet. Sorry, kids! Toronto correspondent and living comics legend Eric Kostiuk Williams (@kostiukwilliams) returns to A&L to discuss the ultimate woman posting her L, Britney’s court statement regarding her legalized criminal conservatorship. We also got a segment we call “Oh Right, What’s Canada’s Doing Aboot That?”, a small gag reflex-like aside on local NY politics, how freakin HOT it is, and of course at least 10 minutes on the impact of Toxic alone. Pop in the ol earbuds, get the sink going, and do your dishes with the gentle banter of your real life friends, Lucia, OK, and Sarah, this week on dragon ball z! 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!!

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133 – Cultural Pallbearers

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State sponsored community arts projects? Are they good? Are they bad? Don’t worry, we figured it out (don’t think about it), today on Art and Labor! Lucia, OK and Sarah comb through some PDFs that don’t quite say the quiet part loud as much as psychotically dump the job of empire onto the soft hands of us meagre propagandists. We’re not saying don’t get you your grant money, we’re very pro leeching of Amerikkka, but at least right here right now we’re willing to say that a mural painted to look like a Faith Ringgold quilt is in fact not a suitable replacement for vaccine mandates. Plus! Never trust a fancy lad, is revolution possible, will the Knockdown Center please host my Happening that will let you know what to do in Afghanistan? Tweet at the show how many kids you think are gonna die this semester of school, and the closest guess gets a free t shirt! 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!!

Haiti donation links:

https://www.classy.org/campaign/earthquake-relief-fund/c352932

https://www.haitiresponse.org/

https://secure.givelively.org/donate/ayiti-demen/fokal-haiti-relief-support-for-organizations-in-the-southern-peninsula-of-haiti

https://haitianbridge.org/

CDC propos:

https://hyperallergic.com/670038/can-the-arts-help-drive-vaccinations-yes-according-to-the-cdc/

https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/covid-19/vaccinate-with-confidence/art.html

https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/covid-19/downloads/ArtsCulture-Program-Guide-508.pdf

https://www.google.com/search?q=art+and+climate+change&client=firefox-b-1-m&prmd=niv&source=lnms&tbm=nws&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwi0x9Xh27ryAhWRTd8KHZENDRIQ_AUoAXoECAMQAQ&biw=414&bih=714

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.mic.com/p/artists-are-creating-interactive-music-videos-to-show-the-effects-of-climate-change-82853836/amp

132 – Titian is Cancelled

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This week OK, Lucia and Sarah are subtextually talkin trash- the ipcc report that shall not be named and the unmentioned garbage days they all had in the triple goddess of Art Jobs- working 2 artist-but-not-art jobs, working on your actual shit in a windowless room, and aimless walks around bushwick. Think of this week’s discussion as the negative space around a drawing of a vase- wow, it looks just like someone getting skinned alive when you cross your eyes and pull your head back 6”-12” inches!

Looking for a shining light at the end of the tunnel? Check out the new Constructing the Real course where we’ll be reading Breaking Things At Work by Gavin Mueller and going from there. To join the Dunkin’ Junta, check out https://www.constructingthereal.com/volunteer to get on the discord where scheduling’s still being being hammered out.

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!!