Mika Taanila’s solo exhibition at STUK

Artist Mika Taanila‘s solo exhibition “THE END” is opening today at STUK in Leuven, Belgium and it lasts until the 16th of December 2018.

The Man Who Fell to Earth (lamp) (1)

The Man Who Fell to Earth

 

In THE END, Taanila presents a selection of works in which future fictions and ideas of progress, pushed forward by scientific, technological and economic developments, encourages us to question our relation to each other, our surroundings and the planet.

The multi-channel video installation The Most Electrified Town in Finland (2012) shows the construction of the ill-fated nuclear power plant Olkiluoto 3 in Eurajoki, Finland. In the single-channel video installation The Earth Who Fell to Man (2017) abandoned landscapes, animals, furniture and empty vehicles are left awaiting for disaster, accompanied by three cut-out works based on the novel The Man Who Fell to Earth by Walter Tevis.

Read more about the exhibition here.

Cover photo: A still shot of the video installation “The Most Electrified Town in Finland” (2012) taken by Jussi Eerola