“Pride Publics: Words and Actions”

5th June 2021, 12:00 am

Date(s) - 5th Jun 2021 - 1st Jul 2021
All Day

West Hollywood



This temporary public art installation examines themes central to LGBTQ+ public life and highlights trailblazers and their visions. By staging a visual dialogue between historical and contemporary changemakers, this exhibition chronicles moments of multi-generational progress and community actions that contribute to the wellbeing and advancement of queer and trans life in the public realm.

Featuring the Foundation’s own Durk Dehner among close to 30 artists, writers, and activists: ¿LA PREGUNTA?, Derrick Austin, Rocío Carlos, Cassils, Rick Castro, Ani Cooney, Patrisse Cullors, Angela Divina, Ramy El-Etreby, Raquel Gutierrez, Peter Kalisch, traci kato-kiriyama, Fernando Lopez, Jennifer Moon, Thinh Nguyen, Paul Outlaw, Paul Pescador, Rogelio Ramires, Marval A Rex, Jaklin Romine, Sheree Rose, Irene Suico Soriano, Joey Terrill, Jenevieve Ting, Imani Tolliver, CJ Jerome Woods, and Yozmit.

These large-scale posters feature literary musings and portraits of contemporary artists, writers, and activists in LGBTQ+ communities. Rendered in black and white with hand-applied accent colors and jotting, this exhibition serves to break up the urban visual noise field with an homage to protest culture and street art.

This exhibit is supported by the City of West Hollywood’s Arts Division as part of the City’s One City One Pride LGBTQ Arts Festival (22nd May – 30th June).

Outdoor exhibit in West Hollywood

  The outdoor exhibit of 28 large-scale, black-and-white posters with hand-applied accent colors is curated by good friend of Tom of Finland Foundation Rubén Esparza.

Published: 5th June 2021

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