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Sam Conlon: Puppy


An exhibition of photographs by Sam Conlon, at Museum of Impossible Forms


Exhibition Opening on Monday // 11.11.2019 // 18:00 to 21:00

Secret Suprise Film Sceening on Friday // 15.11.2019 // 18:00 pm

Exhibition continues till Friday // 22.11.2019 //

Do you remember the feeling? the last time the sun touched your bare belly skin? on your back, arms up in the air, the sky a perfect summer blue. someone stood above you, casting a pleasant shadow to keep you cool, was it your tail that lapped back and forth against their bare ankle? weren’t they smiling in total acceptance? you had the whole day ahead of you, and you were going to play.

Puppy is warm
Puppy is boundless
Puppy is soft and sharp
Puppy is a body that doesn’t obey

Sam Conlon is an artist working with photography, particularly focusing on ideas of queer visiblity and representation. Their work questions ideas of what it means to be visible in political landscapes where queer people are being murderered and assaulted? Where laws are being put in place to give power to the very groups who wish violence upon marginalized bodies. In a time when so many queer storylines are centered around these violent histories and the resulting trauma that queers carry, Sam’s work aims to develop an alternative narrative. A narrative where stories are created by queer people, with queer people and for queer people.

Museum of Impossible Forms is a cultural space, located in Kontula, Helsinki. It is a contested Space and it represents a contact zone, a space of unlearning, formulating identity constructs, norm-critical consciousness and critical thinking. Impossible Forms are those that erase and facilitate the process of transgressing the boundaries/borders between art, politics, practice, theory, the artist and the spectator. For 2019-2020, Museum of Impossible Forms operates under the curatorial theme of ‘The Atlas of Lost Beliefs (For Insurgents, Citizens and Untitled Bodies)’ 

Museum of Impossible Forms is a safer space. It follows safer space policies to create a welcoming, inclusive, awesome environment.

Events at the Museum of Impossible Forms are completely free and accessible without prior booking.

Museum of Impossible Forms is accessible by lift with thresholds up to 4cm on the way. The toilet has no thresholds but is not spacious enough to meet accessibility standards. The nearest accessible toilet is located at Kontula metro station.

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