Gay Pornographer Bruce La Bruce - First Part: From Homocore Punk to Member of the Globalist Art Elite?

Everyone Thinks is Queer Except You and Me

Nov 10 2022 • 1 hr 2 mins

This episode confronts two notions of political art: one permeated by normalised identity politics and already commodified by the market and a radical one that resists and is more in touch with the streets. During the first part of our chat, I ask Bruce La Bruce what are the  issues inside the Punk Movement that forced youngsters like him  to rebel to the rebels and create the Homocore Movement. We can also see how the boundaries between  his former activism and his current iconic status gets blurry, at times under an internationalism that tends to look for homogeneity than cultural differences. Although he is earnest and careful enough not to claim activist credentials, he refers to it many times to believe that politics is not part of his self branding agenda.  The questions that this first part of the chat opens is whether mainstream institutions are modified by political artists or the other way round. LaBruce had a MoMA retrospective in 2015 after years of being represented by Peres Project, a vanity art gallery that targeted the bonus earning investment bankers of the 2010s.

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