Art on the Edge

This episode of the #TASCHENpodcast is all about testing the boundaries, taking risks, and creating extraordinary images in precarious, sometimes life-threatening, circumstance.

With the release of the new Tom of Finland biopic, we speak with TASCHEN’s Dian Hanson

and director, actor, comedian, and life-long Tom fan John Waters

ca.2004 — John Waters — Image by © R¸dy Waks/Corbis Outline

to discuss Tom of Finland’s proud, joyful, hyper-masculine homo-erotica and its transformative influence on Gay culture.

Vito Giallo, former Personal Assistant to Andy Warhol, shares his memories of working with Warhol on the cusp of art fame, and the intricate practice behind his witty, cheeky, irresistible Illustrated Books from the 1950s, now reprinted by TASCHEN.

Finally, Magnum-photographer Steve McCurry describes his first, hair-raising crossing into Afghanistan in 1979 and his subsequent travels across the country, seeking out every-day humanity, even in the most extreme landscapes and war-torn locations.

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TOGETHER | 24-26th August | Stockholm

The largest public event of Finland’s centenary celebration organised outside Finland.

Finland will be introduced in Stockholm through a diverse programme. In the centre of Stockholm almost 300 artists will perform during the street party; in addition to music, stand-up comedy, children’s theatre, circus arts and meetings with writers will be seen on stage.

The City of Turku was invited to Stockholm because of their long shared history and close collaborations.

Near the main stage, the City will present:

  • Tom of Finland exhibition from Tom of Finland Foundation
  • Ruisrock festival, the renowned popular rave
  • Puf, a concept design store

On the main stage on Saturday:

  • Turku City Theatre will perform numbers from the Tom of Finland musical

Come, experience the best of Finland and celebrate the happy anniversary!

Kungsträdgården
Thursday and Friday 12:00 – 22:00
Saturday 10:00 – 22:00


Fira Finland 100 med Tom of Finland
By Jon Voss for QX

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