Art & Labor chronicles the stories of social justice organizing within the arts. We hope to center the human cost of the “art world” and advocate for fair labor practices for artists, assistants, fabricators, docents, interns, registrars, janitors, writers, editors, curators, guards, performers, and anyone doing work for art & cultural institutions.
160 – Living Our Fontosy w/ Popple
We’re back! And we brought the artist and vtuber sometimes known as POPPLE (aka swordsinverted). Get ready for your shift at the pussy eating factory, ’cause we’re on some sort of deranged queer Stalinism kick. We discuss information and cultural preservation work, living in punk houses, big tech in anime, and the escalation of the … Continue reading "160 – Living Our Fontosy w/ Popple"
159 – Fire in the Disco
A return to definitely a type of form, the Galleria caucus of Art and Labor (OK and Sarah) reckon with the eternal struggle of Knowing They Did A Gentrification To Bushwick. You, reader, however, are now yourself trapped in my web, unable to stop passively reading this sentence, which is that Kylie Minogue always has … Continue reading "159 – Fire in the Disco"
158 – World of Statecraft w/ Eric Kostiuk Williams
Our Canadian/Britney correspondent (and brilliant cartoonist) Eric Kostiuk Williams is back! We wildly speculate on the Grimes Chelsea Manning e-girl royal wedding, and navigate the messy state of traveling in covid times. Western countries have clearly given up on virus mitigation, how are we taking care ourselves as we’re forced under demonic spell of 𝔢𝔠𝔬𝔫𝔬𝔪𝔦𝔠 … Continue reading "158 – World of Statecraft w/ Eric Kostiuk Williams"
157 – Tim Epic’s Bandcamp w/ David Turner
Music business criticism expert, creator of the fantastic Penny Fractions newsletter, and honorary co-host David Turner is back to discuss the depressing merger of Bandcamp and Epic Games. Can companies maintain consciousness? What role does giant multinational corporations like Tencent and Apple play in the geopolitical sphere? Are Fortnite dances going to overtake the petrodollar … Continue reading "157 – Tim Epic’s Bandcamp w/ David Turner"
156 – The Art Worker Organizing Movement
We were mentioned in enemy of the show the New York Times by friend of the show Zachary Small! The movement to organize art and cultural workers has been steadily growing despite pandemic setbacks, how do we feel about it? We promise to never do the cis white art bro thing and claim to be … Continue reading "156 – The Art Worker Organizing Movement"
155 – Jackass Cultural Studies w/ Sean J Patrick Carney
Fresh off an empty post-industrial mall cinema viewing, we discuss the Gesamtkunstwerk Jackass Forever with lauded expert in the field of suburban whiteboy studies, Sean J Patrick Carney (@ripcytwombly.) We’re clearly very psyched to have the original “I’m Ira Glass. Welcome to Jackass” on the show to wax insanity about queer theory, masculinity, PTSD, and … Continue reading "155 – Jackass Cultural Studies w/ Sean J Patrick Carney"
Good Art Friends
Lucia, thank you for domming me into leaving a review.
This podcast rocks! I have been a listener since 2019 and I am a big fan. Lucia and OK (Sarah and Darcie now too) are super evolved in the way they think about art and politics. You have been educational for me about labor politics and aesthetic issues. As someone who studies studio art in college, this podcast helps me grapple with topics that get talked about by professors and people online who are versed in art history and contemporary art. It also helps me position myself in the world as an art worker which never gets talked about at my school (how art exists in the world outside of college). Lucia and OK are critical about the stuff they talk about and their ideas are deeply thought out. I appreciate being able to learn from you guys and recommend this podcast to anybody.