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Risa Puleo

Risa Puleo is a writer and curator who splits her time between New York, Texas, and Europe. Puleo attended Bard's Center for Curatorial Studies Program and also has a master's in art history from Hunter...

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  1. In a capitalist society, most people have to make a living by entering a market and selling something, their time and labor, or something they made, or their presence — whatever. Once an Identity has been made, it can be sold. (Marketing) Once more than a few have marketed an Identity, and created an Identity market, the possibility of a new market arises, a market of criticizing an Identity’s market practices. As Dr. Hunter S. Thompson noted, ‘When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.’ The same for other pseudo-esoterica.

    But if it is given the death of a thousand critiques, I will miss ‘Queer’, which had a cool initial letter, a nice vowelly sound, and was attractive non-specific as to practices and material bodies.

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