Episode 94 – The Museum Political Cycle

Art and Labor
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Episode 94 - The Museum Political Cycle

We say THANK U, NEXT to RBG and do an art world update. Massive layoffs abound, and the Guggenheim buys the banana, can someone good at the economy please help them budget this?? Direct demands for scumbag board members to be removed from museums is great, but doesn’t it feel like these open letters are repeating themselves. How do we break the cycle and organize more effectively? Is it possible given the material conditions of these situations? We’re gonna try not despair and focus on these questions!! 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 the collective school “Constructing the Real”

Hip hop auction https://pitchfork.com/thepitch/sothebys-hip-hop-auction-mulatto-xxl-freestyle/

I am a banana https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/18/arts/design/banana-art-guggenheim.html

another me too art boss https://hyperallergic.com/588480/bill-arning-contemporary-arts-museum-houston/

prison profiteer on LACMA board https://www.latimes.com/business/story/2020-09-16/tom-gores-platinum-equity-lacma-prison-phone

another year, another Whitney open letter https://hyperallergic.com/588978/whitney-museum-collective-actions/

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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Episode 5 – Anarchy in Berlin and Pride Month

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Episode 5 - Anarchy in Berlin and Pride Month



*UPDATE* ICE has cancelled all hearings for Monday June 25th at 201 Varick in response to #OccupyICENYC. Follow @MACC_NYC for updates. There are other sites of deportation in the city the protest may move to. Apologies for the sound quality of this episode, we decided it felt better to just continue to hold space at the occupation (please see the previous episode for our conversation with some of the organizers). Lucia is back from Berlin and imparts some insights from collectives over there; from the recently raided anarchist library Kalabalik to the direct action performance art group Center for Political Beauty. We also get into tricky intersections of rainbow capitalism and the potentials of queer liberation and socialism (for more come to this discussion: https://www.facebook.com/events/187818712052570/) Oh, and we started a Lupin the Third section.

Article referenced about murderous white supremacists groups that have never been held accountable:
Feminist art space in Providence:
The anarchist library:
The Center for Political Beauty:
More Germany notes:
This is one of the most famous squats in Berlin
They have been in a weird war with these people
Center for Political Correctness
This is another anarchist spot that has a community music festival I went to
And some hardcore from their lineup
Here’s a link for 325 (the anarchists who keep a ledger of the cop cars they set on fire) but their site is under construction
Amazing Lupin x Jigen thread:

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