Mika Taanila: Time Machines
Details: Clothbound Hardcover, 178 pages, 2013.
CAM presented the first solo U.S. museum exhibition of Finnish contemporary artist and renowned documentary filmmaker Mika Taanila (born 1965). "Mika Taanila: Tomorrow’s New Dawn" featured a number of significant videos and installations created over the past decade as well as several important new works. The artist uses the documentary form to consider and often critique the implications of humanity’s drive towards advancement, frequently emphasizing the failure of utopian visions to fulfill their promises and questioning the costs associated with progress.
This expansive, three-channel video installation arrives at CAM following its world premiere at dOCUMENTA (13) in Kassel, Germany, in summer 2012, where it received critical acclaim. This catalog focuses on the exhibition "Time Machines" which was organized by the Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.
Publisher: Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma in Collaboration with Trondheim Kunstumuseum and Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis.
Designer: Tom Backstrom.
Text by: Olaf Moller, Kelly Shindler, Leevi Haapala, Kati Kivinen, Pontus Kyander, and Jari Ehrnrooth.
Foreword by: Pirkko Siitari.
Translations by: Silja Kudel and Tomi Snellman.
Editor: Leevi Haapala and Kati Kivinen.
Exhibition dates: May 24, 2013–August 11, 2013.
Size: 8 x 10.25 inches