“Please fasten your seat belt as we are experiencing some turbulence” | 17th March | Shanghai



Featuring artists:

Kathryn Andrews, Andrea Büttner, Chen Wei, Heman Chong, Sam Gilliam, Zach Harris, Evan Holloway, Rashid Johnson, Gabriel Lester, Li Qing, Pixy Liao, Liu Shiyuan, Tala Madani, Chris Martin, Torbjørn Rødland, Sissel Tolaas, Tom of Finland, Wei Jia, Ming Wong, Betty Woodman

TOM OF FINLAND, Untitled (preparatory drawing), c. 1980, graphite on paper, 11.63 x 8.25 inches (29.5 x 21 cm), framed: 14.25 x 10.75 x 1.5 inches (36.2 x 27.3 x 3.8 cm)

As its title suggests, the show attempts to reflect upon the current social climate and mood.


“Expanded Visions: Fifty Years of Collecting” | 10th March | NYC

HORST P. HORST (aka Horst), Male Nude I (Frontal) NY, 1952. Gelatin silver print, 17 x 14 in. Gift of Ricky Horst / Collection of Leslie-Lohman Museum

A historic collection show with approximately 250 works on view. Expanded Visions mines the rich cultural coffers of the Museum’s collection to trace the evolution of our institution, amid decades of shifting social conditions. The exhibition presents a survey of the collection initiated by the Museum co-founders, Charles Leslie and Fritz Lohman, who have spent more than 50 years amassing artworks that speak directly to the LGBTQ experience. Their early efforts yielded one of the most unique archives of work that would have otherwise been lost or destroyed, which comprises the core of the Museum’s collection that now houses more than 30,000 objects.


Tom of Finland-filmen tävlar i Tribeca

Tom of Finland film competing in Tribeca

Pekka Strang plays Touko Laaksonen (Tom of Finland) Foto: Pressbild

Tom of Finland-filmen har utsetts att tävla i den internationella serien i samband med Tribeca-filmfestivalen. Festivalen ordnas i New York i slutet av april.

Filmen om Touko Laaksonen har regisserats av Dome Karukoski och huvudrollerna görs av Vasabördige Pekka Strang, Lauri Tilkanen och Jessica Grabowsky.

Karukoski säger att New York var en viktig stad för konstnären.

– Han höll sin första utställning i Nordamerika där. En scen om det ingår också i filmen. Nu får Tom of Finland sin första visning i Nordamerika i just New York. Det blir en rörande stund, säger Karukoski i ett pressmeddelande.

Filmen hade sin Finlandspremiär den 24 februari. På fredagen fick filmen sin premiär i Sverige.

The film about Tom of Finland (Touko Laaksonen, Finnish, 1920-1991) directed by Dome Karukoski and starring Pekka Strang, Lauri Tilkanen and Jessica Grabowsky.

Karukoski says that New York was an important city for the artist:
He held his first [group] exhibition in North America there. A scene of it is in the film. Now, Tom of Finland has its first tour of North America starting in New York. It will be a touching moment.

The film had its Finnish premiere on 24th February. The film opened in Sweden the beginning of March. Tribeca opens on 19th April.