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.
S01E02 I Couldn’t Help But Gossip
57:11Strap on your leather necklaces, OK Fox and Eric Kostiuk Willams are back. Each week we compare and contrast episodes of Sex and the City and Gossip Girl. Join our journey through New York history, find love, AND labels. The good show has a femcels into video art porono, the bad show is a bunch of HR … Continue reading "S01E02 I Couldn’t Help But Gossip"
I Couldn’t Help But Gossip S01E01
1:25:16Hey podcastsiders, welcome to our brand new show! Each week we will compare and contrast episodes of Sex and the City and Gossip Girl. Join our journey through New York history, find love, AND labels. Don’t worry! Art and Labor isn’t going away, just on hiatus until we’re all well rested enough for new episodes … Continue reading "I Couldn’t Help But Gossip S01E01"
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182 – I See You
1:17:04To hear our take on Andrew Callaghan and This Places Rules please support us on Patreon. 2022 was hard on your Art and Labor crew- so we wanted to start the new year with the most “le fantastique” thing we could think of, a world of endless possibilities, a place where magic could exist, a … Continue reading "182 – I See You"
181 – Gossip Girl Fanfic Novella w/ Charlie Markbreiter
1:47:48Hey Upper East Siders. The gossip gxrlies are here, and they’re queer stoners now. Our main characters are #1 Charlie Markbreiter, author, PhD candidate, editor at The New Inquiry, and mod of the Death Panel Discord #2 O.K. Fox, Sonic the Hedgehog fetishist and degenerate podcast host. Together they synthesize why white trans guys are … Continue reading "181 – Gossip Girl Fanfic Novella w/ Charlie Markbreiter"
180 – Artists in Times of War
1:18:53It’s the Christmas reunion special! And how else to possibly celebrate the reason for the season but a long hard look at the Ukranian Russian conflict whose escalation this year has injected so much misery into our lives? That’s right folks, Lucia’s back for one night only, coming out of their well as an update … Continue reading "180 – Artists in Times of War"
179 – Joker Proletarianism w/ Vera Drew
1:26:59This week Art and Labor is joined by Vera Drew, director of The People’s Joker, history’s most anticipated queer-coming-of-age indictment of the contemporary comedy landscape through the lens of Batman’s Rogues Gallery. We yak it up with Vera over the stunning consistency Ben Folds has to the queer experience, the tenderness of her relationship with … Continue reading "179 – Joker Proletarianism w/ Vera Drew"
178 – Music & Labor Penny Fractions Panel w/ David Turner, Joey La Neve DeFrancesco, and Phillip Golub
1:00:29OK opens this panel by accosting the Nowadays crowd, a necessary struggle session to ground the conversation physically to art venues’ position to PR, finance, and real estate. We then discuss strategies and wins from music worker organizing with members of Union of Musicians and Allied Workers and Music Workers Alliance. We are honored to … Continue reading "178 – Music & Labor Penny Fractions Panel w/ David Turner, Joey La Neve DeFrancesco, and Phillip Golub"
177 – One Piece Film Red w/ Sam Branman & August Lipp
1:13:25OK enlisted two of his favorite One Piece freaks—fashion designer and DJ/Producer of Str8 to DVD Sam Branman, and cartoonist August Lipp—to talk critically about the most popular series on the planet who many (present company included) have enjoyed for 15+ years. Although the movie is a big commercial for a vtuber, it has a … Continue reading "177 – One Piece Film Red w/ Sam Branman & August Lipp"
176 – How NGOs Fail Us w/ Nick
1:31:47Everyone’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,” … Continue reading "176 – How NGOs Fail Us w/ Nick"
175 – Cultural Perverts w/ Sessa Englund
1:12:03*come to our live show nowadays 11/9* Woop woop! OK is joined by longtime collaborator, fellow Sparks fan, and prolific artist of many materials including blown glass, jeans, wood carvings, and marzipan—Sessa Englund! It’s a Halloween festival of takes about culture, masculinity, and that ol’ chestnut “can an art space serve the public over capital?” … Continue reading "175 – Cultural Perverts w/ Sessa Englund"