An artist has installed a tennis court inside a 16th-century church in the heart of Milan that visitors can actually play on. Artist Asad Raza from Buffalo, New York created the project, Untitled (plot for dialogue), with the intention of exploring subject and space.
The orange tennis court has been purposefully created to appear as ‘out of place’ within the old building. There are cool refreshments placed along the frescoes. The frescoes of the church date back to somewhere between 1549 and 1610. The church itself was built in 1808 but used as a storage space until 1932. Between the 1960’s and 1980’s, it was used as a recording studio.
The tennis court will be usable until December 16. It’s open to the public from Thursday to Saturday and it’s totally free to use, there are even tennis coaches on hand to assist in game playing.