Film screening – Rax Rinnekangas: Alvar Aalto / Villa Mairea

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The series of five independent documentary films by director Rax Rinnekangas is screened in the Bio Alppi at the Alvar Aalto Museum during 2019. The series presents outstanding private houses on different continents designed by the world’s leading architects in the 20th century, the period of modernism.

The films provide a perspective on the idiom and philosophy of major architects of the modernist era as manifest in these private homes, and on the role of the 20th century in the history of architecture as a whole. Each film will include a foreword by expert from Alvar Aalto Foundation. Tickets are available separately for each screening.

25.4.2019 18:00 Alvar Aalto / Villa Mairea, Finland
Duration 50 minutes, Spoken language: Finnish  – Subtitles: English
Foreword: educational curator Lotta Leskelä

The world-famous architect Konstantin Melnikov (1890 – 1974) designed his utopian home, an icon of modern architecture, in the centre of Moscow in the late 1920’s. When Joseph Stalin prohibited modern architecture in Soviet Union, Melnikov was denied his right to work as an architect and was in practice placed under house arrest for years. This film tells the amazing story of the Melnikov House and the fate of an architect imprisoned in his utopian house.

The screening is included in the museum ticket (6/4€, Museum Card). Book your place by purchasing the ticket in advance!

  • The ticket is only valid for the designated screening. Museum exhibitions are included in the ticket!
  • If you have purchased a concession ticket, you must show the relevant documentation (e.g. a student card) on site
  • Venue: Bio Alppi, Alvar Aalto Museum, Alvar Aallon katu 7, FI-40600 Jyväskylä
  • Enquiries: museum@alvaraalto.fi

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Rax Rinnekangas: Five Master Houses of the World

Five Master Houses of the World – screening series at the Alvar Aalto Museum:

28.3.2019 18:00
Konstantin Melnikov / The Melnikov House, Russia
Duration 58 minutes, Spoken language: Finnish  – Subtitles: English
Foreword: curator Mari Murtoniemi

25.4.2019 18:00
Alvar Aalto / Villa Mairea, Finland
Duration 50 minutes, Spoken language: Finnish  – Subtitles: English
Foreword: educational curator Lotta Leskelä

23.5.2019 18:00
Luis Barragán / Casa Estudio, Mexico
Duration 60 minutes, Spoken language: Finnish  – Subtitles: English
Foreword: managing director Tommi Lindh

29.8.2019 18:00
Le Corbusier / Le Cabanon, France
Duration 60 minutes, Spoken language: Finnish  – Subtitles: English
Foreword: chief curator Katariina Pakoma

12.9.2019 18:00
Tadao Ando / The Koshino House, Japan
Duration 60 minutes, Spoken language: Finnish  – Subtitles: English
After the screening director Rax Rinnekangas answers audience questions.

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Fees 2019

Regular price 6€, Students, senior citizens, unemployed and Alvar Aalto Society 4€, Museum Card 0€