176 – How NGOs Fail Us w/ Nick

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Everyone’s favorite psedo-anonymous arts organizer Nick returns with a thoughtful critique and history of what the group INCITE! coined “the Non-Profit Industrial Complex.” We discuss many of the points from the 2007 (😭 ) manifesto including how NGOs monitor and stunt the power of social movements, allow the ruling class to mask their exploitation through “philanthropy,” and legitimize the capitalist state. 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. Also! Tell a chill friend about us?? Write us a review on Apple podcasts or whatever other platforms!!

RSVP to the Nowadays Penny Fractions event: https://ra.co/events/1601994

Nick on Drag Race: https://artandlaborpodcast.com/podcast/bonus-nick-on-rupauls-drag-race-revolutionary-art-class-session/

NGO tiktok: https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/tiktokers-nonprofit-world-calling-industry-205115882.html

Community-Centric Fundraising

Decolonizing Wealth Project

Nonprofit AF

Old eppy on Whitney stuff, more bitchy on behind the paywall somewhere: https://artandlaborpodcast.com/podcast/episode-94-the-museum-political-cycle/

167 – Who Archives the Internet Archive w/ O Horvath

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167 - Who Archives the Internet Archive w/ O Horvath
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Artist, librarian, and furry historian O Horvath (aka Popple) is BACK! We discuss a YouTube video with over 270k views that believes the Renaissance was either made by computers or a mystical power—ancient alien cranks also racist against Italians. Public education is clearly failing, and even though libraries and archives will not save us, we must protect them!

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Use and support the internet archive and way back machine

historical furry ep coming soon: https://en.wikifur.com/wiki/Robert_Hill

the readymade and the tube of paint: https://www.artforum.com/print/198605/the-readymade-and-the-tube-of-paint-35050

ALA president: https://twitter.com/edrabinski

MD Library ebook lawsuit: https://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/industry-news/libraries/article/88550-court-blocks-maryland-s-library-e-book-law.html

PDF of Sam Delany’s Times Square Red, Times Square Blue: https://t.co/vT36nSCfC2

Piracy library theory book: https://litwinbooks.com/books/piracy/

165 – A Generous Grift w/ Sam Lefebvre

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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. ShhhhhhhhđŸ€«

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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/

138 – Organizing Art Worker Power w/ Jessalyn Aaland

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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

Episode 126 Art and Crisis w/ Sam Lefebvre and Lor

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Episode 126 Art and Crisis w/ Sam Lefebvre and Lor
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Beautiful Bay Area babes Sam Lefebvre and Lor came to town and we had us a glorious struggle session about, what else, the precarious and confusing class positioning of artists. Plus, what should artworkers and activists demand wrt public control of museum endowments and governance? Also, rent boards are HR for land antagonisms for real!!! We even debate post-capitalist horizons and if it’s possible to dissolve the secondary markets. Did I mention Lor is assisting cyborg feminist hero Lynn Hershman Leeson?? 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!!

Sam is graciously giving our listeners the pdf for free: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1czJt4f4NZ81o1HQpuPT2w5FCV8wNoqoq/view

but if you want you can support Sam’s great work, buy a pdf: https://www.proartscommons.org/store/terrain-art-and-crisis-by-sam-lefebvre

check out the show Lor assisted on at New Museum: https://www.newmuseum.org/exhibitions/view/lynn-hershman-leeson-twisted

“treason to whiteness is loyalty to humanity” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noel_Ignatiev

Episode 119 – Museum Financialization w/ Sam Lefebvre

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Episode 119 - Museum Financialization w/ Sam Lefebvre
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Choo choo! hop on board, it’s all your pals at Art and Labor! but wait, …who’s that there? that little caboose yonder? Why, it’s Sam Lefebvre with his new piece “Ruling Class Solidarity: Conflict & Growth at SFMOMA Reexamined” in tow! Together our intrepid boxcars brave a 4 hour time difference for the noblest of tasks: helping podcast listening nerds understand how art museums and the donors that love them make money off those little pictures you only get to see in the Taschen books your stepmom so kindly got you for christmas (take her where she’s at, ok?). Fucking trustees, real estate loans, private equity, and hedge funds, we gotta unearth all these money clowns. Coast2coast solidarity, that’s how we’re gonna do it baby!!! 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 â€œConstructing the Real” Also! Write us a review on Apple podcasts or whatever other platforms!!

Lucia’s got an opening on 4/8 at the Hole! Swing by: http://theholenyc.com/2021/03/03/nature-morte/

Sam’s got all sorts of hits: https://hyperallergic.com/author/sam-lefebvre/

Strike MoMA document: https://www.strikemoma.org/

Episode 99 – Public Process and Deacquisition

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*Join us on twitch for a special 100th episode/fuck the election stream on Tuesday! Don’t go through the horrors alone!!* We discuss the Contrapoints voting video, catch up on a recent art worker round table, and have a light debate on the Baltimore Museum of Art deacquisition controversy. There’s a very funny idea to make everyone with a BFA participate in their public museum’s acquisition process. 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!!

Contrapoints vid: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t3Vah8sUFgI

BMA curators respond to critics: https://www.theartnewspaper.com/comment/bma-curators-letter-response-to-deaccessioning

their plan to do this from 2018: https://hyperallergic.com/441782/baltimore-museum-of-art-deaccession-reactions-artists-curators/

op-ed critical of BMA: https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/story/2020-10-19/baltimore-museum-art-auction-andy-warhol-last-supper

Episode 95 – Resurgent Cultural Conservatism?

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We keep on the “art” promise of this podcast and discuss the recent announcement that the massive Philip Guston retrospective has been pushed to 2024 citing the current political climate and fears the audience just won’t understand the context of the work. The press release is asinine and ahistorical, isn’t art suppose to hep us work through complicated and difficult issues?? We put our takes into the take machine!! 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”

Guston News: https://www.artnews.com/art-news/news/philip-guston-retrospective-delayed-kkk-imagery-1234571680/

Episode 94 – The Museum Political Cycle

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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 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