Talks & Discussion
June 14, 2015, 5pm
This program is the first in a series of talks, screenings, and discussions organized in conjunction with Tom of Finland: The Pleasure of Play. Art historian Harri Kalha and sociologist and LGBTQ historian Kati Mustola will each give a presentation discussing Tom of Finland's work with a particular emphasis on gender and queer histories in Finland. Following the presentations, Kalha and Mustola will be joined by Leena-Maija Rossi to moderate a discussion. Rossi is the Director of the Finnish Cultural Institute, New York, and was one of the first Finnish critics to write on Tom of Finland's art in the early 1990s.