Date(s) - 4th Sep 2021 - 26th Sep 2021
MSC Finland – TOM’s Club was founded in 1976 and is a Finnish fetish men’s club that has been bringing together men who are aroused by various fetishes for decades. Älä saapastele onnesi ohi! brings together artwork owned by the club and made by its members from different decades.
Over the years, the visual look of MSC Finland – TOM’s Club has been influenced by many well-known people in the art world, the most famous of whom is Tom of Finland (born Touko Laaksonen), who has had an international career. In addition to Tom of Finland’s works, the exhibition includes works by Leeku, who died of AIDS, as well as material made by photographer Mikko Karekivi for MSC in the 21st century.
The exhibition features MSC’s Prätkäposti magazines from different decades. The magazine has been the MSC’s main communication channel since the club was founded. Prätkäpost was made until the middle of the first decade of the 21st century, when the club’s website replaced the printed magazine as a media outlet. Prätkäpost was made with incredible passion. An important part were the fetish stories and the illustrated stories.
Tuesday, 7th September from 5:00p to 6:30p – Speech on fetish aesthetics. Fetish aesthetics has fascinated representatives of various arts, from photographers to fashion designers and from filmmakers to sculptors. The panelists will be curator Antti Kauppinen, photographer Mikko Karekivi and Mr. Fetish Finland 2016 Holter Finn. Culture House Laikun Music Hall.
Monday, 13th September from 2:30p to 3:30p “I don’t understand anything about this!” The discussion is based on the VTS (Visual Thinking Strategies) method of low-threshold visual arts review, which does not require participants to have prior knowledge of art but examines the image together by interpreting it. The leader is Inka Hannula.
Published: 4th September 2021
Categorised in: Exhibitions - TOM & Friends