The exhibit runs through 20th August 2021

4th May 2021, 4:37 pm

 

TOM OF FINLAND, Aarno, 1976, Silver Gelatin Print, Tom of Finland Foundation Permanent Collection © 1976-2021 Tom of Finland Foundation

In celebration of the 100th anniversary of his birth, Fotografiska, in collaboration with Tom of Finland Foundation, has produced The Darkroom, an exciting study in artist Tom of Finland’s life and work process.

The exhibition, curated by Berndt Arell, travels from Stockholm to New York in time for Tom of Finland’s 101st birthday.

The exhibition consists of photographic portraits which served as reference images for his famed homoerotic drawings. Even after a century of Tom of Finland’s birth, there are forces today trying to relegate homosexual desire into dark closets.

TOM OF FINLAND, Tom & Tom Katt, 1984, Silver Gelatin Print, Tom of Finland Foundation Permanent Collection © 1984-2021 Tom of Finland Foundation

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“TOM OF FINLAND The Darkroom”

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 […]

 

 

 

Published: 4th May 2021

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