Visitor adress: Tryggvagata 16, 101 Reykjavik, Iceland.
Tuesday - Friday 11 am – 5 pm
Saturday 1 pm – 5 pm
and by appointment
Phone: +354 551 3666
Ragnar Kjartansson (b.1976) lives and works in Reykjavik. Kjartansson draws on the entire arc of art in his performativepractice. The history of film, music, theatre, visual culture and literature finds its way into his video installations, durational performances, drawing and painting. Pretending and staging become key tools in the artist's attempt to convey sincere emotion and offering a genuine experience to the audience. Kjartansson's playful work is full of unique moments where a conflict of the dramatic and the banal culminates in a memorable way.The artist now has a mid-career retrospective at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Park, Washington DC, where it traveled from the Barbican Centre, London. Kjartansson has had major solo exhibitionsat the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal, the Palais de Tokyo, Paris, the New Museum, New York, the Migros Museum fur Gegenwartskunst in Zurich, the Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo in Turin, the Frankfurter Kunstverein, and the BAWAG Contemporary in Vienna.