Out, loud and proud at Kiasma this month

3rd June 2023, 9:21 am



As we kick off Pride Month, Tom of Finland Foundation highlights some events at the Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma in Helsinki worth attending. As part of their TOM OF FINLAND Bold Journey programming, Kiasma presents “Queer and Art Museums” discussion and Queer Art Superstar Ball.

On Tuesday 6th June beginning at 5p, the Museum will host a panel discussion on the topic of “Queer and Art Museums”. This Finnish language discussion is aimed at professionals in the art and culture field, but it is open to anyone interested.

On Saturday 17th June, the Kiasma’s 1st floor lobby becomes the stage as the Queer Art Superstar Ball takes place. Produced by Finnish Ballroom icons Amanda 007, Ofimja Gorgeous Gucci & Venla Ninja, the Ball is open to anyone interested in participating or just watching (with ticket and signup, see below).

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Also, there will be guided museum tours on 30th June and 1st July.

Are you looking for accessories or a sign for Saturday’s Pride parade? Make them yourselves at a free workshop on the 30th in the lobby from 2-7p where you can prepare materials for the Helsinki Pride Parade on 1st July.

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Perhaps you’ll find what you need in the museum shop?

Happy Pride!


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“Queer and Art Museums” discussion

6th Jun 2023 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm –           How can queer be seen in an art museum or cultural organization? In the discussion, perspectives will be heard from professionals and activists in the field of art and culture. In how many ways can queer manifest itself in an art museum or other cultural organizations? How is it reflected […]

Queer Art Superstar Ball

17th Jun 2023 @ 8:00 pm – 11:45 pm –             DOORS OPEN: 7:30p BALL STARTS: 8p FINISH: Midnight   The event is part of the TOM OF FINLAND Bold Journey exhibition programme.   Come celebrate Pride month by honoring Queer artists and their influence on modern art and culture! Ball includes competition categories like Runway and Realness, themed around […]

TOM OF FINLAND “Bold Journey”

28th Apr 2023 – 29th Oct 2023 @ All Day –           Viewing hours Tuesday–Friday 10a-8:30p Saturday 10a–6p Sunday 10a–5p Closed Monday   Showcasing the works and life story of Tom of Finland, one of the world’s best-known Finnish artists. Masculine beauty The characters in Tom of Finland’s drawings – lumberjacks, bikers, soldiers and policemen – exude vitality, joy and pride. Their […]

Published: 3rd June 2023

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