Fondazione ICA Milano | CHARLES ATLAS. Ominous, Glamorous, Momentous, Ridiculous

ICA Milano | Istituto Contemporaneo per le Arti

ICA Milano presenta



curated by Alberto Salvadori

opening dates coming soon

Via Orobia 26, Milano

Ingresso libero

Fondazione ICA Milano presents CHARLES ATLAS. OMINOUS, GLAMOROUS, MOMENTOUS, RIDICULOUS, the first solo exhibition dedicated by an Italian institution to Charles Atlas (St. Louis, 1949), internationally renowned filmmaker and video-artist.

Curated by Alberto Salvadori and developed in close collaboration with Charles Atlas, the exhibition presents new and recent works alongside historical pieces, contextualizing the most significant periods of the artist’s oeuvre in an installation that will transform the foundation into an immersive environment. The exhibition will be open to the public free of admission from Saturday, February 29 to Sunday, April 19, 2020.

Atlas is well known for his innovative and groundbreaking video-based practice. For more than forty years he has explored the dialogue between different disciplines such as video, dance, and performance. His work has stretched the boundaries of film and video, incorporing installations, documentaries, works for television, multimedia projects, and live performances.

Following the exhibitions by Masbedo and Simone Forti, Fondazione ICA Milano continues the focus on investigations related to the themes of the living and the body. By presenting work which uses performance and video art as an expressive means and research tool, Atlas’ show carries through April 2020 this shared thread which has characterized the exhibition program since the start of the Fondazione.


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