Sunday, April 22 at 4PM
Award-winning filmmaker Dome Karukoski brings to screen the life and work of artist Touko Valio Laaksonen (aka Tom of Finland), one of the most influential and celebrated figures of twentieth century gay culture. The film will be followed by a Q&A with exhibition curators Durk Dehner, Sharp, and Graeme Flegenheimer.
The Mike Kelley Mobile Homestead is commissioned by Artangel in association with MOCAD, LUMA Foundation and Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts with the generous support of the Artangel International Circle. Support for the Mike Kelley Mobile Homestead is provided by the Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts.
Presenting sponsorship for TOM House: The Work and Life of Tom of Finland is provided by Equality Michigan. Generous support is provided by Anonymous, Christopher Burcham, David Kordansky Gallery–Los Angeles, Gretchen + Ethan Davidson, Doc Duhan, Nicole + Stephen Eisenberg, Sid Galton, Stephen Krawchuk, Jeff + Loren Gillis Newsom, Rob Hennig, CV Henriette, Colt Mix, Brien O’Brien, Daniel Parente, Stefano Pilati, Print Cache, Red Bull, Michael Reynolds, Rizzoli International Publications, Mayer Rus, the Shipley-Miller Foundation, Takoi, Ben White Levin, and Jon Wright. Generous in-kind support provided by Pabst Blue Ribbon.
IMAGE: Niklas Hogner as Tom of Finland’s character Kake. Photo by Josef Persson, courtesy Kino Lorber.
This exhibition and associated public programs deal with mature themes. Adults visiting with youth must preview before entering exhibition or program.