Final days of exhibition.
Friday 12th May
5p Guided tour with curator Susanna Luoto
Saturday 13th May
4p Curator Susanna Luoto in conversation with Durk Dehner, President of Tom of Finland Foundation
5-8p Finissage with a screening by DJ Hell
TOM OF FINLAND
THE LEATHER UNIFORM
These are the drawings that have, and continue, to create urges, desires, obsessions and a lifelong male identity for tens of thousands of Gay men around the world – TOM’s Men.
Durk Dehner, president and cofounder Tom of Finland Foundation, gives special, free guided tours. He speaks about the risks that Tom of Finland took over and over again in just getting his art to the men who desired it – those who were so deeply affected by it. How the artist provided his audience with an identity that had not previously been available to them. And all of this happening pre-Internet!
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There will be discussion of the role Tom of Finland played in the development of the Gay men’s Leather culture starting in the late ’50s.
In conjunction with BLF, there will be a special bus that will stop at Galerie Judin around 2p on its way to the Party Fetish Boat.
You can enter a free raffle at either location for the fine art print above. The drawing will be held on Sunday at 5p at the Leather Social Berlin (no requirement to be present).