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.
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).
Free / £8 / £6 concessions
Booking essential (two options):
Free ticket (make own way to venue)
£8/6 conc. ticket (including coach to venue)
St Mary Magdalene Church
Tanworth-in-Arden, B94 5AL