SATURDAY 13.12.14 AT 7PM
READING BY ALBERTO GARCIA DEL CASTILLO AND MARGOT VANHEUSDEN
IN THE FRAMEWORK OF IL NUOVO
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 normalization 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 is a curator and writer living in Brussels. Alberto’s first book is titled Retrospective (2014): it is a comedy-science-fiction novelette about faggotry and the art world. Alberto recently edited Midpoint (2016) with Laurie Charles, Louise Osieka and Marnie Slater: it portrays a slice of the history of Midpoint Café & Bar in Brussels from 2011 until today. Also together with Marnie, Alberto is the funder and curator of Buenos Tiempos, Int.
PUBLISHED BY SHELTER PRESS
58 pages, 11 x 18 cm, black & white, 2014