6 Jun 2014 1:00 pm | Studio | The ICA, The Mall, London SW1
Writer and novelist Michael Bracewell talks about aspects of arts publishing, with reference to the subcultures and Style press of the 1980s.
“Style culture had created a world I didn’t have a role in. I never went to clubs, I wasn’t interested in fashion. I was interested in the idea of aspirational types. I started reading E.M. Forster and it seemed to me that everything he had been writing about fitted. How suburbia breeds muddle and that muddle is real, an absolute, in-your-face 24 carat cosmic spiritual shit of nature and that if you can’t resolve that muddle then you will probably die. If not physically then spiritually, morally. You will be finished.”
First posted: Monday, June 2nd, 2014.