Art + Film at TOM House | 9th June | LA

6p – TOM House exhibition – featuring the work of Tom of Finland, Robert Mapplethorpe, Andy Warhol, Peter Berlin, Don Bachardy, Rick Castro, and Silvia Prada.

8p – Films: Free Jazz by Brontez Purnell (23 mins) and Boys in the Sand by Wakefield Poole (90 mins) introduced by Jim Tushinki, writer, filmmaker, and friend of Wakefield.

First-come, first-served basis.
$10 suggested donation at door.



“What if Utopia” | 1st – 24th June | LA

Featured work includes installation, film, live performance, and historical documentation. Artists included do not shy away from sexuality, identity, the body, and all around queerness. As independent curators/artists, we champion and challenge artists of all disciplines to temporarily step away from the white-box systems and explore new spaces in an unfiltered and organic fashion. Every exhibition or event is carefully researched and realized with an invited list of artists and curators from around the globe.

This third installment of the Queer Biennial – titled “What if Utopia” – asks the invited artists/writers/performers to explore their own sensibilities of an ideal, other worldly-landscape and examine ideas of a Queer Utopia. This theme is proposed in broad terms, leaving participants to explore it in the abstract: the carnal, the cerebral, the fantastical, the optical.


1st  June

Pre-reception cocktail hour with John Waters (ticketed)

Opening Reception, hosted by John Waters (free)

2nd June 

Q Focus: Books & Zines

Art and Performance

Babytalk: LA | A Pop-Up Store by Talk Hole

8th June

Juanita More’s Naked Dinner Party

9th June

Art & Film at TOM House

14th June

Justin Sayre: The Boy with the Gun to His Head

15th June

New Works: Jerome AB & Spenser Theberge

16th June

Queer Biennial Exhibition Closing Night

24th June

Literary Arts | “My Gay Eye” Book Launch

100 Images Explore a Queer Utopia at the Queer Biennial 2018
in the Advocate By Christopher Harrity


“My Gay Eye / Mein schwules Auge” Book Signing and Reading | 18th May | Berlin

Cover photo by Josh Paul Thomas of Terry Miller and Oly Innes

Editor Rinaldo Hopf presents the latest volume of the anthology with the Tom of Finland Foundation Special Edition.

This edition presents the many sides of the artist Tom of Finland and explores the Foundation he cofounded with Durk Dehner. Discover treasures from an extensive collection of gay art, many shown here for the first time. Contemporary authors and artists add to this unique homage to Tom with their essays, interviews, short stories and images.

Special Guest Steven Reigns from West Hollywood, and Berlin based authors Jim Baker, Kevin Clarke, and Jan Gympel will be reading from their texts.

Images from the book will be shown and the event will be in both German and English.

8:30 – 10:00p