Small Fixations
Marta Naturale, I Giardini non sono innocenti, 2021. Photo by the artist. Courtesy the artist and Francesca Antonini Arte Contemporanea, Roma.


Fondazione ICA
Via Orobia, 26, 20139 Milano MI


28 Oct 2022 - 23 Dec 2022



Small Fixations

The exhibition project gathers researches and experimentations by five artists who differ from their background and their practice but share a decided fondness for the language of painting. Artworks by Chiara Enzo, Jennifer J. Lee, Marta Naturale, Alexandra Noel and Yui Yaegashi compose an exhibition itinerary focused on the attention to detail, which is emphasized by the common tension in working with small format artworks.
The title of the exhibition, Small Fixations, evokes the multiple connotations that the term “fixation” assumes in the Italian language, from an outburst of obsessive interest to the physical act of imprinting matter, up until the attentive and almost maniacal observation of the smallest details. As part of the extensive research that Fondazione ICA Milano dedicates to the theme of the living and to the exploration of the human being in all its experiences and shades, the exhibition project narrates passions, disturbances, and collective visions through twenty-three paintings made between 2017 and 2022 and brought together by an introspective and microscopic analysis of reality.