Episode 84 – Art Institutions Update

Art and Labor
Art and Labor
Episode 84 - Art Institutions Update

We discuss the bleak the state of art institutions. Schools and museums have been laying off staff without many cuts to executive pay or dips into endowments. They started with low level freelancers, moved on to anyone who to dared unionize, and are now making serious cuts to full-time positions. We use the viral gun-toting wealthy couple and their Louvre of a house to compare institutions to the democratic party—can they be reformed within capitalism, should they be abolished, and how? 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 Lucia’s school “Constructing the Real”

Details on Mark and Patricia McCloskey’s insane house: https://news.artnet.com/art-world/gun-wielding-mccloskeys-art-collectors-1891419?fbclid=IwAR3H2acEBL75BZS-nc-CkOuuwzmXTKk0orUvAe4MTrP-hjnXD_Hxw-KaF2s

Guggenheim situation: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/02/arts/design/guggenheim-investigation-racism.html?fbclid=IwAR1rWNxJ-QTI9tC2gC7Llpv8-SiPrmcQyT7Rw8hNLIZnm9PIsVg8VBUQ-r4

New Museum re-imagining: https://twitter.com/newmuseum_union/status/1277782811311775745