#OnlineExhibition! Bruce LaBruce and Joakim Andreasson (TOFS creative director) are thrilled to announce the online reiteration of “Faggotry”. Following retrospective gallery exhibitions and programs in London (Gallery 46), Madrid (La Fresh), Los Angeles (Lethal Amounts) and New York (MoMA), the online platform will be comprised of over 100 photographs that LaBruce has produced over the past twenty-five years, and are now available as part of an exclusive offering and special edition via Tom of Finland Store. The presentation includes photographs from film sets, candid shots of fellow artists, friends and collaborators, photographs made for movie promotion and posters, excerpts of shoots for magazines, photography for gallery shows and documentation of live performances. Find out more and see the full online exhibition at tomoffinlandstore.com/collections/bruce-labruce
To be honest, I just keep doing what I’ve always been doing. It’s the political spectrum that keeps shifting, although its goal posts always seem to shift more and more to the right side of the spectrum in terms of capitalism, corporatism, and neo-liberalism. My work has never been particularly accepted by the gay orthodoxy, and as assimilation advances, it’s even less popular!
Bruce LaBruce is an internationally acclaimed filmmaker, photographer, writer, and artist based in Toronto. Along with a number of short films, he has written and directed eleven feature films, including his most recent, Gerontophilia, which won the Grand Prix at the Festival du Nouveau Cinema in Montreal in 2013, and Pierrot Lunaire, which won the Teddy Award Special Jury Prize at the Berlinale in 2014. As a visual artist he is represented by Peres Projects in Berlin, and has had numerous gallery shows around the world, the most infamous of which, called Obscenity, a photography exhibit, caused a national ruckus in Spain in 2011. His feature film L.A. Zombie was notably banned in Australia in 2010 after having been programmed at the Melbourne International Film Festival. It later premiered in competition at the Locarno Film Festival, Switzerland that same year. His most recent feature film, The Misandrists, will be released in the US, Britain, and France in 2018.
LaBruce has written and directed three theatrical works at the Hau Theater in Berlin, including a production of Arnold Schoenberg’s avant-garde piece Pierrot Lunaire at the legendary Hebbel am Ufer Theater. He adapted the latter project into an experimental film, incorporating footage from the stage production combined with additional material shot on location in Berlin. He has also directed theatrical works at the Theater Neumarkt in Zurich, Switzerland, and he participated as a director in the Hau Theater’s ambitious X-Homes project in Johannesburg, South Africa. LaBruce has written a premature memoir called The Reluctant Pornographer, and has had two books published about his work: Ride, Queer, Ride, from Plug-In Gallery in Winnipeg, and Bruce(x)ploitation, a monograph from his Italian distributor, Atlantide Entertainment.
LaBruce has contributed to a variety of international magazines, newspapers and websites as both a writer and photographer, including index magazine, for which he also acted as a contributing editor, Vice, The National Post, Purple Fashion, The Guardian UK, Honcho, and many others. He has also been a regular columnist over the years for Eye, Exclaim! and Vice magazines.
Additionally, LaBruce has directed a number of music videos, two of which won him MuchMusic Video Awards in Canada. Most recently, LaBruce has been honoured with film retrospectives at both the TIFF/Bell Lightbox in Toronto in 2014, and at the Museum of Modern Art in New York in 2015. The MoMA retrospective featured all nine features he had made up to that point, as well as a program of short films. All of the films will now become part of MoMA’s permanent film collection.