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Ragnar Kjartansson

 

Ragnar Kjartansson

The Sky in a Room

Church of San Carlo al Lazzaretto
Largo Fra’ Paolo Bellintani, 1 – Milan
September 22 – October 25, 2020




Abstract

The Sky in a Room
Curated by Massimiliano Gioni


From September 22 to October 25, 2020, the Fondazione Nicola Trussardi will present The Sky in a Room by the Icelandic artist Ragnar Kjartansson (Reykjavík, 1976). The project, staged for the church of San Carlo al Lazzaretto in Milan, was conceived in the wake of the difficult lockdown affecting the public and private lives of millions of Italians—especially the citizens of Lombardy. From September 22 to October 25, 2020, accompanied by the church organ of San Carlo al Lazzaretto (also known as San Carlino), professional singers will take turns to perform an ethereal arrangement of Il cielo in una stanza, the famous song by Gino Paoli, originally released in 1960. The piece will be repeated, uninterruptedly, for six hours a day, every day, like a never-ending lullaby.



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