EVENT25.06.2022 / 6.00pm8.30pm

Launch: The Sky in a Room

Join us to celebrate the launch of Ikon’s off-site project with artist Ragnar Kjartansson, The Sky in a Room (25 June – 3 July 2022).

Following the first day of performances, Kjartansson and artist Sam Belinfante discuss the histories of film, music, theatre and literature, that underscore this durational project. After the talk join us for a drink in the Churchyard of St Mary Magdalene.

Performances: 2-7pm
Talk: 7-7.45pm
Drinks: 7.45-8.30pm

Travel option
A coach leaves Birmingham at 5pm and returns for 9.15pm. Cost is £8 per person / £6 concession.

About the speakers
Ragnar Kjartansson lives and works in Reykjavík. Major solo shows include exhibitions at the Kunstmuseum Stuttgart; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the Reykjavík Art Museum; the Barbican Centre, London; the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Park, Washington D.C.; the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal; and the Palais de Tokyo, Paris, among others. Kjartansson participated in The Encyclopedic Palace at the Venice Biennale in 2013, Manifesta 10 in St. Petersburg, Russia in 2014, and he represented Iceland at the 2009 Venice Biennale. The artist received the 2019 Ars Fennica Award, and was the recipient of the 2015 Artes Mundi’s Derek Williams Trust Purchase Award, and Performa’s 2011 Malcolm McLaren Award.

Sam Belinfante is an artist living and working in London. Along with filmmaking and photographic work, his practice incorporates curating, sound and performance. In 2021, Belinfante presented On the Circulation of Blood, a major sculptural and performance commission for Creative Folkestone Triennial. Recent exhibitions include On the Heights, Yorkshire Sculpture Park (2017); This is a Voice at MAAS Sydney and Wellcome Collection, London (2016-17) and To the tintinnabulation that so musically wells, Radar at Loughborough’s Carillion (2018). He is Assistant Professor in Fine Art at University of Leeds where he directs the Centre for Audio Visual Experimentation (CAVE).

Event Date

This event has passed

Event Details

Free / £8 / £6 concessions

Booking essential (two options):
Free ticket (make own way to venue)
£8/6 conc. ticket (including coach to venue)
Donations welcome.

Wheelchair accessible


St Mary Magdalene Church

Tanworth-in-Arden, B94 5AL

Image Credits
1. The Sky In A Room - Ragnar Kjartansson National Museum Cardiff, 2nd February 2018 2. Sam Belinfante, The Orrery 2019. Photo: Yiannis Katsaris


Hear the latest Ikon news including new exhibitions and off-site projects, events, shop offers and announcements.

1 Oozells Square, Brindleyplace
Birmingham, B1 2HS

GALLERY: +44 (0)121 248 0708
SHOP: +44 (0)121 248 0711

Copyright © 2022 IKON. All rights reserved. Registered charity no. 528892