CHRISTOFF VAN KOONING
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Helsinki Pride is a theme week of sexual and gender minorities welcoming everyone interested.
Helsinki Pride main event, Pride Parade, starts from Senaatintori Square on Saturday 28th June. It continues to Park Festival so make sure you are onboard! The whole week of festivities culminates as the Pride ending party Saturday evening with massive amount of top performers.
Daniel Buren, TII-205, 1965, at Xavier Hufkens
Kaspar Muller, Forever alone and around the world, 2013, at Galerie Francesca Pia
Sarah Ortmeyer, Macho Amore, 2013, at Dvir Gallery
Andy Warhol, n.t. (Boy and Girl Heads), circa 1954, at Daniel Blau
Gary Kuehn, Untitled, 1964, at Galerie Michael Haas
These works are starting to be shown more and more in the art context, a long deserved recognition for someone whose visual vocabulary has participated so crucially in the representation of the male body.
Christian Holstad, Dam Berry Basket, 2008, at Massimo De Carlo
Director of the Swiss Institute, New York, and co-founder of 89plus.
Jay’s PROJECT 50 challenges stereotypes of what life over 50 means for the Gay community. Before his work could be shown, Jay passed away last year. In his memory, friends and community members have raised the funds to complete his final work. This exhibition is of fifty photographs printed on metal, as was envisioned by Jay.
Traditionally relegated to sexual invisibility by the age of fifty, the men in the work defy cultural expectations by presenting themselves as self-possessed, confident, and very sexual beings. Survivors of the worst years of the AIDS plague, these men are role models for younger generations of gay men, illuminating pathways to self-fulfilled maturity and comradery.
For 50 years, Michael and Betty have been united by one guiding principle: no secrets. But when a provocative Tom of Finland doll triggers Michael’s long-buried desires, Betty discovers that secrets have been part of their life all along. USA, 2014, 16 Minute Running Time