Tom of Finland In Turku, Gay Love Dances Through Hamburg, And More

"Avenida Corrientes" at Kampnagel Hamburg

This week, Tom of Finland bids farewell to its hometown of Turku after a popular year-long exhibition; the torrid relationship of a German choreographer and his Argentine lover/muse comes to life in dance; and a Belgrade exhibit turns a harsh spotlight on the Nazi’s anti-gay tyranny.

“Tom of Finland”

Through December 18 at Logomo Exhibition Center
Turku, Finland

As part of a highly successful year as European Capital of Culture, Turku, Finland, has been hosting this one-of-a-kind retrospective celebrating the work of local bad boy Tom of Finland (né Touko Laaksonen). Featuring both early sketches and later greater works, the show is curated by Gary Everett, artistic director of Liverpool’s Homotopia, and features pieces from the Tom of Finland Foundation in Los Angeles.

Avenida Corrientes

December 15 and December 16 at Kampnagel Hamburg
Hamburg, Germany

As part of Germany’s Nordwind Festival—which brings together top performing arts from the Nordic countries—Norwegian director/choreographer Alan Lucien Øyen presents the dramatized love story of German choreographer Dieter Geier and his Argentinian principle dancer and muse, Augusto Garcia.

“The Nazi Terror Against Homosexuals from 1933 to 1945”
Through December 23 at Belgrade City Museum
Belgrade, Serbia

First introduced as part of Croatia’s Queer Zagreb festival in 2008, this haunting exhibit includes more than 150 photographs and other historical items that showcase the plight of the more than 100,000 LGBT people who were arrested during the Nazi regime, 15,000 of whom ended up in concentration camps.

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