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.