The floor of Milan’s Chiesa San Paolo Converso has been transformed into a fully functioning tennis court by artist Asad Raza—and anyone can play.
The floor, net, rackets, tennis balls, iced tea, and coaches are all part of an interactive art piece named Untitled (Plot for Dialogue), which encourages visitors to play tennis in the deconsecrated church.
Raza’s aim is to fill the space with a new social practice not of receiving messages from on high, but engaging in a two-way exchange and play of equals.
The Baroque church building features 16th-century frescoes on its walls and a ceiling painted by the Campi brothers. Napoleon used the building as a warehouse.