Lecture: Charles Atlas, Thurs, Jan 21 5:30pm, Meyerson B3

Charles Atlas, video artist and filmmaker, will present a lecture on Thursday, January 21 at 5:30pm in Meyerson Hall, B3.

Charles Atlas was born in St. Louis, Missouri in 1958. Atlas is a filmmaker and video artist who has created numerous works for stage, screen, museum and television. Atlas is a pioneer in the development of media-dance, a genre in which original performance work is created directly for the camera. Atlas worked as filmmaker-in-residence with the Merce Cunningham Dance Company for ten years. Many of the Atlas’s works have been collaborations with choreographers, dancers, and performers, including Yvonne Rainer, Michael Clark, Douglas Dunn, Marina Abramovic, Diamanda Galas, John Kelly and Leigh Bowery. His work has been shown at international institutions including the Whitney Museum of American Art; the Museum of Modern Art; Musée National d’Art Moderne, Centre Geoerges Pompidou, Paris; the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; and the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam. Charles Atlas lives and works in New York City and Paris.

Thursday, January 21, 5:30pm

University of Pennsylvania
Meyerson Hall, Room B3
210 S. 34th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104


To learn more about Charles, visit www.pbs.org/art21/artists/atlas

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