Mika Taanila’s Futuro – A New Stance for Tomorrow (1998) is on view at “Open House” exhibition about mobile housing in Geneva, Switzerland. The exhibition is taking place in Bains des Pâquis and Maison de l’architecture until October 3 2021.
Futuro – A New Stance for Tomorrow is a film about the rise and fall of the plastic Futuro House, a “Space Age” utopia that almost came true.
Mika Taanila (s. 1965) is a filmmaker and visual artist based in Helsinki, Finland. He works with documentaries, experimental film and visual arts. Human engineering, utopias, failures and man-machines are recurring themes in his films and installations. Taanila’s works have been shown at major international group shows, such as Venice Biennale (Nordic Pavilion 2017), Aichi Triennale (2013), dOCUMENTA (2012), Shanghai Biennale (2006), Berlin Biennale (2004), Manifesta (2002) and Istanbul Biennial (2001). Solo shows include the Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma in Helsinki (2013–14), Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis (2013), TENT, Rotterdam (2013) and Galleria Heino, Helsinki (2010). Taanila’s short films have been screened altogether at more than 300 international film festivals and special events. In 2015, Taanila was awarded with the prestigious Ars Fennica Award, the biggest Finnish art award.
Open House, September 23 – October 3 2021, Bains des Pâquis and Maison de l’architecture, Geneva, Switzerland
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