Retrospective

Author: Alberto García del Castillo
Publisher: Shelter Press
Size: 11 x 18 cm
Pages: 58
Weight: 0.1 kg
Cover: Soft
Language: English
Publication date: 2014
Edition of: 1000
Availability: 4
49.00 PLN
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. Alberto García del Castillo (b. 1988 in Guadalajara, Spain) is a Latina faggot curator and writer currently based in Brussels, where he spends time on Buenos Tiempos, Int. He has worked as a curator at Komplot and as a co-editor of YEAR magazine since 2011.