Past/Present and La Vida Sexual | Through 20th December | Bloomington, Indiana

Past/Present brings together a varied selection of older artworks and materials from The Kinsey Institute collection and pairs them with recent acquisitions, to explore the connection between the work of contemporary artists and artwork and imagery from past eras. This mixed media exhibition is offered as part of the Fall 2013 Themester: “Connectedness: Networks in a Complex World.”

Photo by BIRON

On display in our Corridor Gallery is La Vida Sexual, an exhibition of artwork from Latin America or produced by artists originally from Latin American countries. Included in this show will be a number of drawings and watercolors by Cuban-born artist Emilio Sanchez.

Biopic of Homoerotic Artist Tom of Finland Gets a Greenlight

Helsinki-filmi has set adored Finnish director Dome Karukoski to helm a biopic based on the life of gay illustrator Tom of Finland. The film will be the first authorized portrait of the influential Finnish pornographer, approved by the Tom of Finland Foundation.

ROBERT MAPPLETHORPE, "Tom of Finland", 1978, Photograph, © 1978 Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation

ROBERT MAPPLETHORPE, “Tom of Finland”, 1978, Photograph, © 1978 Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation

Over the last decade, Karukoski has emerged as one of Finland’s premiere directors, picking up a multitude of awards and solidifying his place in the industry with box office results. Yet his topics are decidedly outside the Hollywood mainstream; Karukoski will make his English-language debut with the proposed Tom of Finland biopic.

Casting is expected to be announced in early 2014.