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Retrospective

Artist
Alberto García del Castillo
Date
2015
Publisher
Shelter Press
Format
Artists' Books
Size
11 × 18 × 0.3 cm
Length
58 pgs
Genre
Fiction, Essays
Description

Alberto García del Castillo’s first novel, Retrospective, is a comedy-science-fiction novelette about ‘faggotry’ and the art world; depicting a retour-au-passé in contemporary painting and waving to some of the most beautiful homosexuals on Earth. Flaunting otherness, the alert reader can follow a clerk of The Land of Sculptures whilst he encounters the pretty faces of The Painter, The Foreign Painter, The Tyrolese Painter and other people doing art and drugs. Retrospective includes “Thumbs-Up”, a superficial analysis of the normalisation of gayness; “Why Homos Are Better”, a masterpiece of investigative journalism in two parts, that originally appeared in Agony 2 (circa 1988–93), a zine edited by B. Boofy and William Bonifay; a drawing by Jurgen Ots; a photograph by César Segarra; and a poem by Lars Laumann. This novelette is proofread by Liz Allan and Marnie Slater.

Alberto García del Castillo (b. 1988 in Guadalajara) is a Spanish-born Latina faggot curator and writer. He is currently the chief curator of Buenos Tiempos, Int., an online exhibition space on “faggotry as it is today” and a collaborative production initiative; its most recent productions were presented in Petunia magazine and at La Loge in Brussels. Between 2011 and 2014, he worked as a curator at Komplot and as a co-editor of YEAR magazine.

B&W, perfect bound, paperback.

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