ICA Milano | Hans Josephsohn | Galleria dell’Ariete
24.03.2019 – 02.06.2019
ICA Milano presents the first Italian solo show dedicated to the work of the Swiss artist Hans Josephsohn, one of the great masters of sculpture active in the second half of the 20th century. The exhibition is realized in collaboration with Kesselhaus Josephsohn (St Gallen, CH) and is curated by ICA Milano director Alberto Salvadori. It represents the first episode of a rich programme of monographs exhibition dedicated to the re-discovery of important authors from the 1950s.
It is the first solo show dedicated to Hans Josephsohn (Königsberg, 1920 – Zurich, 2012) to be presented in our country: even though his life and research were strictly connected to Italy, his work has only been presented before at the 55th edition of the Mostra Internazionale d’Arte of the Venice Biennale in 2013.
The exhibition features a considerable number of artworks and encompasses the various phases the artist’s production went through from the ‘50s until the early 2000s. This exceptional selection includes works made in brass, clay and concrete, belonging to the different typologies through which Josephsohn classified his artworks: heads, semi-figures, standing figures, reclining figures and reliefs. The exhibition also comprises of a collection of preparatory sketches and a docufilm investigating the artist research and creative process.