Art For Sale
By Jack And Zoe
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A podcast about the conflict and contradiction between art and capitalism. How are individual artists misrepresented by the drive to profit from their image? How does the art world turn creativity into profit? How is literature manipulated to create a status quo narrative? We discuss art, literature, music, film, and more forms of human expression and how they resist capitalism.
||ExplicitE15 - Why Do Artists Starve?||Jack and Zoe discuss the old trope of the starving artist. This idea is bound up in the development of commodified industrial capitalism. The art world today is divided between a small elite of bourgeois artists and a large class of economically pr.||4/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitE14 - We've All Pirated Something. Should We Feel Bad?||Piracy is the illegal consumption of digital copyrighted content. This episode, Zoe and Jack discuss their personal histories of piracy and the widespread ubiquity of piracy in the internet age. We focus on music and video game piracy and the impact it.||4/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitE13 - William Morris and the Red Thread Through Craft ft. Corrie from AHB||We're joined by the Art History Babes' Corrie to discuss the arts and crafts movement, William Morris, and making socialism work in a society that won't let it. Twitter: @artforsalePC Instagram: @ artforsalePC Patreon: https://www.patreo...||3/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitE12 - The Rebirth of Lillith||SORRY FOR THE AUDIO ISSUES - there was a serious echo problem with this recording that hours of work just couldn't quite fix. Turn the volume down a bit and enjoy like normal. We talk about Jewish female artist representations of the mythical biblic...||3/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitE11 - Pablo Picasso: For Peace and Communism||This week we discuss Pablo Picasso. We discuss his training and the art style of the period. We also cover Picasso and primitivism and imperialism in Europe in the early 1900s. Picasso's life was marked by war, we discuss work that shows his outspoken .||3/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitE10 - Take Art Back From the Rich||We discuss how the ruling class controls the art market and why that's so destructive. How do artists get into galleries? What types of galleries exists, and what is the culture like? We also cover the idea of conspicuous consumption and art buying and.||3/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitE9 - Why Are There No Great Women Artists?||This week we read and discuss Art Historian Linda Nochlin's 1971 Article, "Why Have There Been No Great Female Artists?". We talk about what it means to be "great", how society has affected the way women study art, feminist art, and the early women's l.||2/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitE8 - Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child||On this episode we talk about Jean-Michel Basquiat. We cover his career, some specific works of art, and why he is a key contemporary artist. We also discuss the use of race, language and criticism of capitalism in his art work and his persona. Blo...||2/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitE7 - Art and War: Theft||We're finally back, and this time we're back for good! Our return episode is on the looting and destructing of art by the Nazi's during WWII. In this portion we cover Nazi attitudes towards modern art, degenerate art, and the looting of Poland, Pari...||2/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanE6 - Museums pt. 2: A Billionaire's Purpose||[REUPLOADED - oops I put up the unedited version before] The second episode in our series on museums, today we talk about museum boards and foundations. Who is in charge of a museum's operations and mission? What role does their class play in how mu...||8/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanE5 - Museums pt. 1: For the Benefit of All the People Forever||We're back! After a hiatus, we have come back. This is the first in 2-4 (?) part series on museums. How they operate, who runs them, who they're for.||8/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanE4 - Father John Misty: This Place Is Savage and Unjust||Father John Misty is a singer that varies between irony drenched satire of hipsters and sincere lamentations of the worst of modern capitalist society. Jack and Zoe discuss his career, music, and the struggle to keep going under late capitalism.||5/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanE3 - Andy Warhol: Man of Contradictions||Andy Warhol's life, art, and legacy are defined by an impossible-to-interpret approach to capitalism and consumerism. What lessons did Andy try to teach with his art? Why is he so prevalent in the American psyche to this day? What about Pop Art is so c.||4/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanE2 - Trump Doesn't Buy Good Art||Donald Trump's presidential budget proposal will eliminate the National Endowment for the Arts if passed. What is the NEA? Why does art in the community matter, and why does capitalism abhor art for art's sake? Will the budget pass?||3/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanE1 - Frida Kahlo: Buy My Unibrow||We talk about the life, art, and politics of Frida Kahlo and discuss the commodification of her iconic image. How does one make a profit off an avowed communist who never wanted to become a brand?||3/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Pretty good if you like to listen to a dude mansplain communist art to a girl who struggles to get a word in edgewise the whole time
Amateur but passionate
I don't agree with all of Jack or Zoe's analysis, but they're pretty good and this podcast is badly needed. Not bad for two twenty-somethings (grad students?) in Cleveland trying to live under late capitalism.
I'd enjoy more hosting by Zoe than Jack, more sound design and editing, and you say there's a blog? Does it have links to the articles and studies you cite?