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Kesselhaus Josephsohn
Galerie Felix Lehner AG
Kesselhaus Josephsohn
Galerie Felix Lehner AG

Josephsohn Exhibition at the ICA Milano

March 23, 2019

For Hans Josephsohn, Italy was a country of inspiration, which regularly drew him to Assisi, Arezzo, or Tarquinia. He marveled at the reclining figures on the cover panels of Etruscan sarcophagi, and a reproduction of Cimabue’s Crucifixion in Assisi hung in his studio. Josephsohn felt a connection with artists from across the centuries who asked themselves the same artistic questions as he did—the interplay of human figure and spatiality, of calm and movement, of volumes and proportions. He found many works by suchkindred spirits in Italy—seeing them directly again and again gave him the energy to pursue his task as a sculptor with uncompromising consistency and infinite perseverance.

The curator Alberto Salvadori has now realized the first Josephsohn exhibition in Italy at the Institute of Contemporary Art Milano, which he initiated. The unpretentious architecture, which developed over decades, of an abandoned industrial building in the south of the city forms the framework for a small survey of Josephsohn’s oeuvre. The ICA Milano, which was just recently established, has set itself the objective of being not simply another cultural attraction in Milan, but instead a focal point where contemporary producers of art can address the urgent questions of our time in a way that transcends categories and genres. In this sense, Josephsohn’s unique, compact oeuvre can serve on its part as a source of inspiration for the current cultural discourse in Italy.

ICA Milano
Hans Josephsohn—A cura di Alberto Salvadori

Exhibition from March 28 to June 2, 2019
Opening hours: Thurs.–Sun., noon to 8 p.m., free admission

ICA Milano, Via Orobia 26, 20139 Milano. The ICA Milano is located five minutes on foot to the south of the Fondazione Prada.

Press article

March 24, 2019
Fondazione ICA Milano
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