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S/S 2021 Virtual Catwalk Launch: Bruce Asbestos x National Justice Museum

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A virtual catwalk event by Bruce Asbestos, in collaboration with the National Justice Museum

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Join us at 7.30pm on May 20th for a catwalk like no other!

To celebrate the opening of the National Justice Museum's brand-new free exhibition ‘Power: Freedom to Create’, artist Bruce Asbestos is hosting an exclusive virtual catwalk in collaboration with the National Justice Museum.

Informed by a research trip to New York City, Chicago and Philadelphia, the work muses on the power of cultural identity within a globalised visual culture and will feature wild interpretations of American icons.

Expect appearances from ‘Kroc’, a crocodile character based on the American McDonald’s tycoon Ray Kroc, and references to the witches from Shakespeare’s Macbeth in Bruce's recurring motif of the 'Eye of Newt'.

"This is Art for the social media age" - The Stylist

As this is a digital event, attendees can enjoy front row seats to a catwalk show like no other, all from the comfort of their own home!

Tickets are free. All welcome.

About the artist

Bruce's artwork draws from a rich history of painting, sculpture, folklore, fashion and aspects of popular culture from Japan, Europe, and the US. The work challenges the idea of national identity in globalised pop culture; it prompts audiences to reflect on their own, international cultural experience.

Bruce Asbestos earned a BA and MA in Fine Art from Nottingham Trent University, winning scholarships to Musashino University, Japan and RMIT University, Australia. Recent projects include S/S 2020 Bonington Gallery, BA X Juliana Sissons, Primary, A/W Collection, Kunstraum, A/W 2018 Nottingham Contemporary, Arts Council International Fund, NYC, A-B Testing, Hayward Gallery, London. 'Sunscreen', Venice Biennale. Asbestos was also a Paul Hamlyn Breakthrough Fund Nominee (2013/14).

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