Tom of Finland Foundation and Diesel celebrated the opening of the Clubhouse in New York after stints in Venice and Paris.
After stints at the Venice biennale and Paris, The AllTogether Clubhouse has touched down in New York City just in time for Pride weekend. The opening of the art gallery space was toasted Thursday evening with a party hosted by Glenn Martens of Diesel and Durk Dehner of Tom of Finland Foundation at the Clubhouse, located on 8th Street in Greenwich Village.
The AllTogether Clubhouse will run in New York from 21st-25th June and showcases a spread of art from Tom of Finland Foundation’s collection. It will also host talks, screenings, performances and concerts. Diesel’s Pride collection will also be sold at the space.
“To see our artists work out beyond the confines of the Foundation and for them to have exposure and presentation here, it’s what Tom and I had dreamed of when we first started the Foundation,” Dehner said. “It really feels like it’s getting its foot placed outside of the Foundation and that’s really what we dreamt of.”
Martens was in town for his first New York Pride weekend.
“I think I’m going to stand outside and say ‘hi’ to the Pride people,” he said of his plans for Sunday’s parade. “I have no idea, I don’t know if it’ll be fun or not but we’ll figure it out. It’s a discovery.”
Speaking to the importance of supporting the Foundation with the backing of Diesel, Martens said part of the responsibility of being a creative director is using your platform for such causes.
“One of my main jobs, of course on top of doing the creativity, is also to bring in a message with the platform you have. We do it in many different ways and of course when it’s Pride month, we always have to do a pride capsule to give back to the community in some kind of way,” Martens said.
Published: 26th June 2023Tags: Diesel, Durk Dehner, Glenn Martens, Leigh Nordstrom, Lexie Moreland, The AllTogether Clubhouse, WWD
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