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Charles Atlas: Turning
March 16, 2015 7:30 pm
“Turning”, 2012 (76 min)
“You Are My Sister”, 2006 (3 min)
Atlas’ practice is firmly rooted in the moving image, and he is most famous for works that blur the line between experimental dance documentation and performance for the camera. In his 40-year career, he has produced dance films, experimental videos and documentary features. Atlas has collaborated extensively with other artists, dancers and choreographers, including Marina Abramovic, Antony and the Johnsons, Leigh Bowery, Michael Clark, Merce Cunningham, and Yvonne Rainer. Atlas has exhibited internationally at Tate Modern, Centre Pompidou, De Hallen, South London Gallery, SALT Istanbul, Walker Art Center, and he has been included in four Whitney Biennials including 2012, but his work has rarely screened in Los Angeles. ATLAS IN LA, is an opportunity to expose the city of Los Angeles to many more of Atlas’ films and videos.
Charles Atlas was born in St. Louis, MO in 1949; he has lived and worked in New York City since the early 1970s. His work has been exhibited and is in the permanent collections of such institutions as Tate Modern, London; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Centre Pompidou, Paris; the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston; Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; and the New Museum, New York, among many others.
ATLAS IN LA is organized by Paul Pescador. Images and content courtesy of the artist, Electronic Arts Intermix and Luhring Augustine.
Media partner: ForYourArt. For full festival details and more information about Charles Atlas, please visit: atlasinla.tumblr.com.