NEWS: Bruce LaBruce Book Launch At Green Carnation

Beers.Lambert Contemporary presents the UK book launch of Bruce(X)ploitation, the newest publication by internationally renowned artist Bruce LaBruce. On April 5, 2012, LaBruce and a line-up of his colleagues, friends, and photographic subjects both past and present will be in attendance at London’s The Green Carnation bar in the heart of Soho. The event includes a book-signing and brief talk by LaBruce, performances by FrankoB and his band Lullaby for the Abandoned, and up-and-coming band Years&Years, DJs set by Choronzon and LaBruce himself, and special appearance by cult-celebrity and star of LaBruce’s 2010 film LA ZOMBIE Francois Sagat

BRUCE LABRUCE (b. 1964, Canada). Bruce LaBruce’s photographs and films have been exhibited internationally, including numerous world premiers at the Sundance, Berlin and Locarno Film Festivals. LaBruce has written and directed three theatrical productions, the most recent, Macho Family Romance (2009), commissioned by Theater Neumarkt in Zurich. LaBruce was a contributing editor and frequent writer and photographer for New York’s index magazine, and he has also been a contributor to Eyeand Exclaim magazines, Vice, Honcho, Inches, Butt, Dazed and Confused, Tetu, Fake, Attitude, Blend, Tokion, Purple Fashion, and The National Post, among others. He currently writes a weekly column for Vice. He has directed a number of popular music videos in Canada, two of which won him MuchMusic video awards. LaBruce’s recent solo shows include Untitled Hardcore Zombie Project, Peres Projects, Los Angeles (2009), and Obscenity, a controversial exhibit of new photographs at La Fresh Gallery in Madrid in February, 2012. His 2010 film starring Francois Sagat, L.A. Zombie, premiered as an installation entitled L.A. Zombie: The Movie That Would Not Die at Peres Projects, Berlin in 2010. Other noteworthy solo exhibitions have been held at Alleged Gallery, New York; the Pitt Gallery, Vancouver; MC MAGMA, Milan; Bailey Fine Arts Gallery, Toronto; John Connelly Presents, New York; Gallery 1313, Toronto; Antigua Casa Haiku Gallery, Barcelona, and Gallery Wrong Weather, Porto, Portugal. Last year LaBruce directed a restaging of Schoenberg’s melodrama Pierrot Lunaire at the Hau Theater in Berlin.

For further details, visit Beers.Lambert Contemporary online.

April 5, 2012
The Green Carnation
5 Greek Street, London W1D4DD
Doors 7pm / Free Entry

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