Fag Fighters in Tallinn is embraced within the project Fag Fighters, where Radziszewski called into being a fictitious gay gang with pink balaclavas as their trademark (made actually by the artist’s grandmother, introduced in the episode Fag Fighters: Prologue).
Members of the gang roam the streets and wreak fear on the city, marking their territory with graffiti and committing acts of violence, including sexual abuse. Fag Fighters embody the spectre of homosexuality haunting the conservative discourse, featuring their image as that of a dangerous and subversive element, posing a deadly threat to traditional values and social order.
References: Stach Szabłowski, Zawsze chciałem, exhibition text, CCA Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw 2007.
Source: BETA SP
© Karol Radziszewski
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