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).
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, emulating a never-ending lullaby.
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. With a strong symbolic value and taking place in the eighteenth year of the Fondazione Nicola Trussardi’s nomadic activities, the project, initiated by the President Beatrice Trussardi and the Artistic Director Massimiliano Gioni, opens up a dialogue with both the distant and recent past of the city of Milan.