Mika Taanila’s Futuro – A New Stance for Tomorrow (1998) will be screened at Arkitekturfilm Oslo 2020 event in Norway. The screening of Futuro takes place on Sunday 15 March 2020 at 13:00 at ROM, followed by a talk on The Futuro House by Marko Home. 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.
Futuro – A New Stance for Tomorrow along with Future Is Not What It Used to Be (2002) and Tectonic Plate (2016) were also included in Mika Taanila’s first solo show in Italy, “Damage/Control“, held in Padiglione de l’Esprit Nouveau, Bologna earlier this spring. The exhibition consisted of Taanila’s photogram series “Black and White Movies”, a series of operated film books “Film Reader” and collages “Family Films”.
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.
Mika Taanila: Damage/Control, January 23 – March 8 2020, Padiglione de l’Esprit Nouveau, Bologna, Italy
Arkitekturfilm Oslo 2020, March 13–15 2020, Norway