165 – A Generous Grift w/ Sam Lefebvre

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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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for a free copy of the print publication write: thelabsf@thelab.org

The Autonomous Tenants Union Network: https://atun-rsia.org/

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/

Propublica’s Nonprofit Explorer: https://projects.propublica.org/nonprofits/

164 – TCAF Dispatch w/ Graham

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We brought in writer and certified Canadian Graham (@GrahamSig) to discuss the bittersweet bummer that is the current state of the Toronto Comic Arts Festival. He shares over 10 years of TCAF memories with us, which is extremely helpful to the analysis we’ve been trying to pull out of our asses about the YA-ification of comics. Lefty artists are losing the battle of gentrification, is it possible to change the material landscape and maintain a creative community’s integrity under capitalism? Or are we building the bones for the next Vegandale? We also go on several tangents about a new atheist k-8th.

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Check out Graham on No Cartridge’s Homicide Life on the Street watch through: https://www.patreon.com/NoCartridge

and on MyKreal’s streams on Fridays: https://twitter.com/MyKreal/status/1537977919082967044

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

Episode 124 – Dimes Square Truck w/ Patrick Quinn

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Today’s episode, you beg of us? Why, it’s an INTERVIEW with a real life big city ARTIST!! Patrick Quinn joins the ol’ Art and Labor down home country jamboree talking about how to stick it to the system with Sisi Rentals, tagger teen drama (is writing indeed politics by other means? Spoiler alert: yes!), the mayoral race that somehow continues to hold real bodies in space/time inside the real, physical neurological pathways of our brains, plus where to get a free hot dog in times square! 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!!

Episode 123 – Cultural Memory

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FIRST FULL IRL A&L! Pure serotonin ep, drink it up, the sorta safe zone window is open, see your friends indoors while you can. Beware the electoral traps, social justice language spells, and pride discourse ops!! How do we build our cultural memory? Is it possible to build a coherent political education?? Can we harden our layers of trauma into solidarity?? I’m very tried I dunno what to write, but I had a lot of fun thanks for coming over everyone! 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!!

Episode 112 – Disaster Artwashing w/ Jenny Dubnau

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We’re joined by artist and longtime antigentrification activist Jenny Dubnau to discuss he new piece in Hyperallergic “Artwashing During a Pandemic: Should Artists Say No to Real Estate Crumbs?” Jenny is a founding member of Artist Studio Affordability Project (ASAP) as well as an accomplished oil painter. We discuss the often tricky balance of politics, complicity, and personal practice. Perhaps there should there be a 12 Steps to Artist Studio Hell! 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” Please write us a review on Apple podcasts or whatever other platforms!!

Curating Ridgewood: https://brooklynrail.org/2021/02/field-notes/Curating-Ridgewood

the Wall St Transfer tax (Albany): https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.nydailynews.com/opinion/ny-oped-the-wall-street-tax-new-york-needs-now-20210209-qqzsw5c4jbepxotl2jtc2lbsbm-story.html%3foutputType=amp


Billionaires tax (Albany): https://jacobinmag.com/2020/12/new-york-billionaires-tax-andrew-cuomo-covid


Commercial rent regulation (city council): https://www.google.com/amp/s/champ.gothamist.com/champ/gothamist/news/facing-retail-vacancy-crisis-city-council-consider-plan-commercial-rent-stabilization


Small Business Jobs Survival act (SBJSA)—city council: https://citylimits.org/2019/10/11/council-bill-on-commercial-leases-in-limbo-as-evidence-of-vacancy-problem-grows/

Episode 68 – Identity and Electoral Politics

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The Iowa Caucus broke everyone’s brains, us included! We discuss the fallout from the Democratic establishment’s botched attempt at rigging the results for everyone’s favorite small-town CIA asset Pete Buttigieg. Then we discuss the different ways identity and electoral politics are weaponized against the working classes. Spirit bombs up for Bernie! But check in with us this time next year maybe we’ll be Maoists. 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

Episode 62 – Amazon x Hudson Yards OTP

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Warning that this episode is gets into some heavy allegories, we’re very raw in our feelings. That said, we discuss the latest on Amazon NYC, which despite the AOC spin, is NOT A WIN. We also touch on the latest Art Miami Basel controversy spectacle, and the state of gentrification and unionization. Plus we make a bunch of references to Rick and Morty, The Irishman, and Promare. It’s a postmodern nightmare. 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

Episode 59 – Cartoonists Against Amazon with Michael DeForge

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The beloved Toronto-based artist Michael DeForge (@michael_deforge) joins us in studio to discuss comics, community spaces, and activism. We touch on his newest book, Stunt, as well as Leaving Richard’s Valley, Lose, Thickness, Adventure Time, and snag some info on his rejected pilot for Cartoon Network. Michael also co-authored an open letter to small press festivals urging them to drop Amazon as a sponsor, and is a participant in Toronto’s fight for 15, the campaign against Google’s Sidewalk Labs development, the recent LGBT community action admonishing the Toronto Public Library’s platforming of a transphobic speaker, and more!  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

Tea Base & The Beguiling

Episode 53 – rootkits rootwork with Devin Kenny

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?ALERT? Go see “Devin Kenny: rootkits rootwork” at PS1 this weekend before it closes!! We were delighted to speak with Devin Kenny (@devinkkenny) about his solo exhibition. We discuss gentrification, identity, mass incarceration, and subculture. Devin is also a member of the collective behind Bail Bloc, a software that mines cryptocurrency in order to raise money for bail funds and immigration advocacy. 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

Bail Out panel and concert at h0l0 on 9/7: https://www.instagram.com/p/B1rHYj0lvSn/?igshid=3ooc8wbic9lv

Alex Bienstock on Devin Kenny: https://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/news/devin-kenny-rootkits-rootwork-ps1-media-state-power/?fbclid=IwAR0G83jvor2FEFHAJb94tQ7vkLji5HYkhBoh3Mpt22FgTKDCbgCNOWrS2GA