Catalogue from the exhibition of Japanese homoerotic artists

29th November 2020, 9:13 pm

An Ode to Tom is fully bilingual and includes an introduction by the gallery director, Shai Ohayon, among a reflection by Georgie Ichikawa, the chair person of Mr. Gay Japan about LGBTQ rights in Japan, and illustrations from the artists.

The exhibition presents contemporary Japanese art that was influenced by Tom of Finland’s works and activist work. The publication explores two generations of contemporary homoerotic Japanese artists and the visual and philosophical development of their practice.


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Published: 29th November 2020


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