Claus Nieländer was the architect that realized the design of artists Michael Elmgreen and Ingar Dragset for the Memorial to Homosexuals persecuted under Nazism in Berlin. The Memorial opened on May 27, 2008 and Nieländer told me that it has been the recent target of violent valdalism.
Elmgreen and Ingar Dragset are the curatorial team that created the installation
The Collectors at the 53rd Venice Biennale.
Claus and his friend Arnd Muehle found ToFF on the ‘net and enjoyed seeing Tom’s reference binders and looking at the pictures of The Collectors that Elmgreen and Dragset had just sent to Foundation HQ.
They each have TOM titles in their own collections and were impressed with the XXL book. Tomorrow they are to see another significant Los Angeles monument – the Watts Towers.
We are very pleased with your enthusiasm in bringing this exhibition to Turku Finland. There are many roads we can speak of as time passes , yet what I am here to tell you is that exhibitions from Toms Foundation that are exhibited within Finland brings forth a passion that will be evident in this exhibition. I think the world of Mr Everett and all that his Homotopia does in the world of culture of the queer communities of the world. The exact exhibition that traveled to Liverpool has sense then been dismantled and so with the sense of this new one traveling to Turko , a city close to where he was born and raised, and Scotland where Toms men would be hewn by a cruder blade, yet mind you the men do were skirts. Always keeping the jest in it as Tom taught us well, laughter only makes the sex all the better. You will have a most remarkable exhibit and so let us now begin to discuss sizes and quantity. I think if we examine the previous exhibit and its size that will also make the new task somewhat simpler.