Edited by Malou Wedel Bruun, Tine Colstrup. Foreword by Tine Colstrup, Poul Erik Třjner. Text by Ragnar Kjartansson, Anne Carson, Roni Horn, Pejk Malinovski, Dóri DNA, Tine Colstrup, Vera Sóley Illugadóttir, Auđur Ava Ólafsdóttir, Ragnar Helgi Ólafsson, Maria Schnyder, Jonatan Habib Engqvist. Conversation between Theaster Gates and Ragnar Kjartansson. Interviews by Tine Colstrup with Marina Abramovi?, Maria Alyokhina.
Surveying the films, installations and performances of the superstar Icelandic artist
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Published by Louisiana Museum of Modern Art. Edited by Malou Wedel Bruun, Tine Colstrup. Foreword by Tine Colstrup, Poul Erik Třjner. Text by Ragnar Kjartansson, Anne Carson, Roni Horn, Pejk Malinovski, Dóri DNA, Tine Colstrup, Vera Sóley Illugadóttir, Auđur Ava Ólafsdóttir, Ragnar Helgi Ólafsson, Maria Schnyder, Jonatan Habib Engqvist. Conversation between Theaster Gates and Ragnar Kjartansson. Interviews by Tine Colstrup with Marina Abramovi?, Maria Alyokhina.
Widely recognized as one of the most exciting and significant voices of contemporary art, Icelandic performance and multimedia artist Ragnar Kjartansson takes a loving yet critical look at Western culture. His longform video installations explore the dynamics of repetition, often through music, and develop into feats of endurance, both physical and emotional. The Guardian deemed his 2012 work The Visitors “the best artwork of the 21st century.” Combining quintessential videos such as Me and My Mother and Bliss with lesser-known paintings and sculptures, the retrospective at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art presents three new pieces made for the exhibition (including the title work with the plywood flames burning on the catalog cover) and captures the litany of senses Kjartansson has embraced without hesitation in his 20-year career. New work created for the anthology includes a painted plywood monument to “an epic waste of love and understanding” and a new performance piece titled Scaredman. The richly illustrated catalog includes personal contributions and dialogues in response to each of the artist's works on display by leading contemporary artists and scholars. Curator Tine Colstrup discusses A Lot of Sorrow with Marina Abramovi?, and reflects on Terrible, Terrible with Pussy Riot activist Maria Alyokhina. The book proves itself an invaluable guide to Kjartansson’s examination of love, identity, melancholy, masculinity and power. Ragnar Kjartansson (born 1976), a native of Reykjavik, Iceland, studied at the Iceland Academy of the Arts and the Royal Academy of Arts, Stockholm. He represented Iceland at the 53rd Biennale di Venezia in 2009 and participated in the 2013 Encyclopedic Palace of the World at the 55th Biennale di Venezia in 2013.
Published by JRP|Ringier. Edited by Heike Munder. Text by Markús pór Andrésson, Philip Auslander, Edek Bartz, Heike Munder.
In his performances--which often extend over several weeks or months--the Icelandic artist Ragnar Kjartansson (born 1976) explores not only his own physical and psychological limits and the themes of early performance art, but also the artist's status and the different images of his role. For his installation "The Schumann Machine" (2008), created for Manifesta 7, he spent several hours every day for two weeks singing the 1840 song cycle Dichterliebe by Robert Schumann. A characteristic feature of his performances are the many melancholy but also absurdly comical moments. This book, now in its second printing, unites for the first time all of Kjartansson's works related to music from 2001 to 2012. It includes contributions by Philip Auslander, Heike Munder, Markús ?ór Andrésson and a conversation between Edek Bartz and Ragnar Kjartansson.
Published by JRP|Ringier. Edited by Heike Munder. Text by Markus por Andresson, Philip Auslander, Edek Bartz, Heike Munder.
In his melancholic yet absurdly comical performances, Icelandic artist Ragnar Kjartansson (born 1976) explores his own physical and psychological limits—for example, singing Schumann’s Dichterliebe over and over for two weeks. This book unites for the first time all of Kjartansson’s music-related works from 2001 to 2012.
For the 2009 Venice Biennale, Ragnar Kjartansson occupied a room, painting his model, Páll Haukur Björnsson, who wore only a Speedo swimsuit and lazily drank beer and smoked, while Mozart and Wagner sounded from a record player. Over the course of several months, onlookers saw the paintings piling up in the room. This volume records the paintings and performance.
BOOK FORMAT Paperback, 6.75 x 8.25 in. / 208 pgs / 144 color.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 6/30/2011 Out of stock indefinitely
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: SPRING 2011 p. 142
PRODUCT DETAILS ISBN 9789935420046TRADE List Price: $45.00 CDN $60.00
Published by Hatje Cantz. Edited by Christian Schoen. Text by Cecilia Alemani, Markús Th. Andrésson.
Born in 1976, 2009 Venice Biennale artist Ragnar Kjartansson is a prolific performance artist and musician whose genre-bending installation/performances include music, video, painting, drawing and sculptural elements that careen between emotional extremes.