The Future of Art, Thursday, Oct 6, 5pm. BBox
Finnish artist Teemu Mäki, Ph.D. Fine Arts, is an extraordinary artist for many reasons. Since 1986, he has had 45 solo exhibitions in seven countries, though none in the United States. His work will be included in the Contemporary Museum's 2012 series of Finnish exhibitions. His work takes many forms: video, multimedia installation, theater and painting, and he almost always works collaboratively, whether to make the art or to generate content. He has interviewed prostitutes to uncover their motivations for being prostitutes, and he has worked with immigrants to understand what it's like to be a minority. In Finland, he's considered a provocateur given his collaborative methods and his forthright approach to investigating overlooked social conditions.