Mika Taanila in Focus
This year Mika Taanila is playing an important part in our Finnish Focus.
This Sunday morning screening of two of his latest works, “Branches” and “Tectonic Plate” will be followed up by a masterclass at Inkonst later on the Sunday.
Mika Taanila (b. 1965) lives and works in Helsinki. He is one of the six artists represented in the Nordic Pavilion at the 57th Art Exhibition Biennale de Venezia 2017. His works have been shown at major international group shows, such as the Aichi Triennale (2013), Documenta (2012), Shanghai Biennale (2006) and Berlin Biennale (2004). Solo shows include balzerprojects, Basel (2016, 2017); Kiasma, Helsinki (2013-14); CAM, St. Louis (2013); Badischer Kunstverein (2008) and Migrosmuseum, Zurich (2005). In 2015 Taanila was awarded the Ars Fennica prize.
Mika Taanila has also compiled this years Nordisk Panorama collaboration with Malmö Konsthall. The exhibition “Narrative Tremor” looks at the short but rich tradition of experimental film and video art in Finland. The works range from historical celluloid landmarks to analogue video art, and finally to more recent digital gems. The focus here is on cinematic concept, structural approach and sound, rather than on obsessive storytelling. >>Introduction to the exhibition.