Tom of Finland Foundation celebrates its 40th Anniversary with the Art and Culture Festival at Halle am Berghain, Berlin

Berlin, brace yourself for a historic celebration! This year, the Tom of Finland Foundation hits a milestone—four glorious decades of preserving and promoting Tom of Finland’s iconic legacy. In an electrifying twist, the foundation is taking its annual Tom of Finland Art and Culture Festival to the legendary Halle am Berghain in Berlin from May 31st to June 2nd, in collaboration with Diesel.

Set against the gritty, iconic backdrop of Halle am Berghain for the very first time, this festival promises an unfiltered celebration of art, culture, and liberation. The event will unfurl a vibrant program filled with exhibitions, performances, and boundary-pushing interactive experiences over three unforgettable days. Expect to be mesmerized by the works of renowned artists like Slava Mogutin, Matt Lambert, AA Bronson, and other esteemed Tom of Finland Foundation collaborators. The celebration continues with curated film selections from visionary directors such as Matt Lambert, Slava Mogutin, and Bruce LaBruce.


Berlin Boundaries Shattered: Tom of Finland Foundation’s 40th Anniversary Celebration at Halle am Berghain

Diesel joins hands with Tom of Finland Foundation for the festival and their annual Pride collaboration, marking its third year. The 2024 Diesel x Tom of Finland Foundation Pride partnership introduces a unique capsule collection and a competition for emerging erotic artists. Amplifying the spirit of freedom, sexuality, and individualism, this collaboration is a homage to the LGBTQIA+ community—a constant pillar for Diesel.

This year’s Pride collection features artists such as Stuart Sandford, Suzanne Shifflett, Tank, the Hun, Valentine, Henning von Berg, and Tom of Finland, with their art seamlessly integrated into the 24-piece capsule. Each piece is adorned with special canvas tape with quotes from the legendary artist himself. Dive into the excitement on May 30th at Diesel’s flagship store in Berlin, where a celebration cocktail party will offer a sneak peek at this exclusive collection.

Block your calendars—Berlin will be the epicentre of avant-garde art and culture from May 31st to June 2nd. And that’s not all—stay tuned for more festival announcements with future destinations including Los Angeles, Tokyo, and London.


Curators for this groundbreaking festival include ToFF Creative Director Richard Villani, Konstantinos Menelaou from The Queer Archive, and Eric LeRouge from Instinct Berlin. For more information and ticket inquiries, visit