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OVER A QUARTER CENTURY OF DEDICATION TO PROTECTING, PRESERVING AND PROMOTING EROTIC ART.

July 26, 2014

Los Angeles, CA

TOM  OF  FINLAND  FOUNDATION
Presents
Artist Reception at TOM House
for
Slava Mogutin & Brian Kenny

    

Slava will read from his new book, Food Chain.
Poetry reading and book signing.

A special screening of SUPERM films.
Includes their recent collaborations with
Gio Black Peter, Vaginal Davis and François Sagat.

Super: Beauty and Hell
SUPERM, Beauty and Hell, 2012, Still from video.
SUPERM: Slap Face
SUPERM, Slap Face, 2010, Still from video.

SUPERM is a New York-based multimedia art duo founded by the Russian-American artist and writer Slava Mogutin, and the American artist and musician Brian Kenny. Having joined their forces in 2004, the artists emerged from completely different backgrounds. Siberian-born Mogutin was exiled from Russia for his Queer writings and activism and became the first Russian to be granted political asylum in the US on the grounds of homophobic persecution. Kenny was born on the American military base in Heidelberg, Germany, trained as a competitive gymnast, and studied opera at Oberlin Conservatory.

SUPERM's work has been exhibited in the US, Canada, Russia, Israel, and across Europe. Curated by Ruben Esparza in conjunction with Queer Biennial I / LA + NY and Parts in Between. This is the first Queer Biennial anchored in Los Angeles, New York, Mexico and Paris.

Refreshments
$5 suggested donation

5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

TOM House
(Foundation Headquarters)
1421 Laveta Terrace, Los Angeles, CA 90026
(Echo Park) Map


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