165 – A Generous Grift w/ Sam Lefebvre

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Art and Labor
165 - A Generous Grift w/ Sam Lefebvre

Fan favorite Sam Lefebvre’s newest work, the three-part series A Generous Grift for San Francisco-based community art space The Lab, is finally all here! We here at A+L felt the spacetime ripple from the upload and bolted awake in a cold sweat. Taking a magnifying glass to some particularly local, incredibly bold, and somehow publicly available fuckery from Oakland to Houston, Sam’s work expands past the typical conversation we have around how the art world perpetuates wealth for the wealthy, into direct examples of how museums uphold the real estate industry that causes our displacement and upholds the carceral state. All roads lead to tenant organizing, and any road after that you’re gonna have to figure out with your neighbors, in person. Shhhhhhhh🤫


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Another Art World, Part 3: Policing and Symbolic Order Nika Dubrovsky and David Graeber: https://www.e-flux.com/journal/113/360192/another-art-world-part-3-policing-and-symbolic-order/

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Episode 20 – Amazon Cuomo

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Episode 20 - Amazon Cuomo



BE LIKE BERLIN! That is our message for those who are ready to fight Amazon’s new headquarters. Kreuzberg successfully blocked Google, and we can too. We read some good take downs from Ben Davis and Queens Neighborhoods United. Plus we take a lot of inspiration from the new Ursula K. Le Guin documentary.

Berlin’s big  win: https://www.citylab.com/life/2018/10/google-cancels-tech-campus-kreuzberg-berlin/574378/

Le Guin’s anti-Amazon Book Awards speech: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Et9Nf-rsALk

Ben Davis on Amazon: https://news.artnet.com/opinion/amazon-long-island-city-art-1393072

Queens Neighborhoods United Statement: https://www.facebook.com/QueensNeighborhoodsUnited/posts/2376016062470195

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READING – 9.5 Theses on Art and Class

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READING - 9.5 Theses on Art and Class



Sorry for the delay, I was working the polls from 5AM-10PM yesterday!  Fucking wild! We will discuss it and SPX next week when I escape the hurricane zone. Today we read Ben Davis to you. For more, buy his entire book of the same name.

Boots Riley interview where he mentions Ben Davis:


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Ben Davis at in an Arts in Bushwick panel on art and labor:


SPX’s mutual aid fund for people being sued by an abusive asshole #defendthe11: