JONAS MEKAS
Requiem

23/02 - 05/05/2024

SAN CARLO
The project San Carlo is born in Cremona from a desire to create an open dialogue between contemporary art, the territory and the local community.

The project is meant to serve as an opportunity for the exchange, research, promotion and exhibition of contemporary artists, established on the national and international art scene, with the aim of implementing activities dedicated to art.

The project has been launched to promote contemporary art, understood as a language to investigate changes in society; as a tool of dialogue and a means to stimulate the participation of different types of public and activate environments conducive to innovation and change. The deconsecrated church of San Carlo, a site in the historical memory of the city and of the community, for many years abandoned, looted and eventually closed to the public, reopens to host the project San Carlo.

Artist, poet and director born in Lithuania, Jonas Mekas (1922-2019) was one of the cornerstones of New York's world-famous independent experimental cinema. Founder of the American avant-garde cinema movement, his works have influenced generations of filmmakers, and have been shown in art exhibitions such as Documenta, the Venice Biennale, Serpentine in London, Pompidou in Paris, Jewish Museum in New York.

JONAS MEKAS, Requiem
23/02 - 05/05/2024

San Carlo Cremona is pleased to present Jonas Mekas, Requiem, the first show of 2024 to be held in the XVII-century deconsecrated church of San Carlo in Via Bissolati 33, Cremona. Requiem by Jonas Mekas will be on view from February the 23rd until May the 5th 2024.

Requiem, commissioned by and presented at The Shed, New York City, for the first time, is a meditative tribute to Verdi’s score for Messa da Requiem, or Catholic funeral Mass, and a reflection on the beauty of the natural world.

Artist, poet and director born in Lithuania, Jonas Mekas (1922-2019) was one of the cornerstones of New York's world-famous independent experimental cinema. A founder of the American avant-garde cinema movement, his works have influenced generations of filmmakers, and have been shown in art exhibitions such as Documenta, the Venice Biennale, the Serpentine in London, the Centre Pompidou in Paris, and the Jewish Museum in New York.

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