26th April 2021, 2:02 pm
On 5th May, Frieze New York gets underway. In years past, the arrival of this seminal art fair marked a significant moment in the cultural calendar—a convergence of people, ideas, culture, and conversations. This year, Frieze represents something more: the first step towards a return to cultural life.
At the same time, so much has changed—from the ways we live, work, and connect to the reckonings around race that have reverberated throughout the worlds of culture. The question becomes, what will we do with this moment? How will we take the lessons of the past year and carry them forward?
At NeueHouse, our commitment to fostering community and providing a stage for the new—new ideas, new conversations, new perspectives, new connections—is stronger than ever.
During Frieze Week, we’re bringing this renewed sense of purpose to life.
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Avant-garde, provocative, subversive and rebellious – Tom of Finland stamped history with his recognizable artistic style. A virtuoso of drawing, he fashioned the silhouette of a new Gay man – strong, confident, joyful and assertive – fully participating in the visibility and recognition of the nascent Homosexual movement. With text authorized by the artist… View Article
30th Apr 2021 – 20th Aug 2021 @ 11:00 am – 9:00 pm – The exhibition consists of photographic portraits which served as reference images for his famed homoerotic drawings. These photographs were confined to Tom of Finland’s home studio and darkroom, displaying them elsewhere would have risked a prison sentence, as homosexuality was criminalized and classified as a mental disorder in his native Finland at […]
The story of how a former Finnish soldier turned advertising man named Touko Laaksonen with a self-taught gift for draftsmanship and a wild fantasy life went from penning gay pornography to instigating a cross-continental leather subculture to becoming a widely celebrated visual artist with a subversive and instantly recognizable visual aesthetic, is certainly one… View Article
26th April 2021
Tags: #TomOfFinland101, Fotografiska, Frieze New York, NeueHouse, The Darkroom, The Official Life and Work of a Gay Hero
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