• Ragnar Kjartansson God, 2007/ Single Channel Video/ 30 minutes/ Courtesy of the artist, Luhring Augustine, New York and i8 Gallery, Reykjavik, © Rafael Pinho
    Ragnar Kjartansson God, 2007/ Single Channel Video/ 30 minutes/ Courtesy of the artist, Luhring Augustine, New York and i8 Gallery, Reykjavik, © Rafael Pinho
  • Ragnar Kjartansson/ Scenes From Western Culture, Dinner (Jason and Alicia Hall Moran), 2015/ single channel video/ 80 minutes/ Courtesy of the artist, Luhring Augustine, New York and i8 Gallery, Reykjavik
    Ragnar Kjartansson/ Scenes From Western Culture, Dinner (Jason and Alicia Hall Moran), 2015/ single channel video/ 80 minutes/ Courtesy of the artist, Luhring Augustine, New York and i8 Gallery, Reykjavik
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Ragnar Kjartansson

Date:
23 August 2019 – 20 October 2019
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The Icelandic artist Ragnar Kjartansson (b. 1976 in Reykjavík, IS) blurs the boundaries between visual art, literature, music, and the performing arts in his works. He playfully links the different genres in his performances, which he develops with the aid of his drawings, which also serve as the basis of his video installations and paintings. The content of Kjartansson’s works refers to artist stereotypes and motifs from the Western culture of memory and knowledge. Many of his works are based on historical and political events. Kjartansson disrupts their seriousness by engaging humor and pointed intensification. He uses variation, repetition, and loop, extended playing time, parody, and alienation as artistic strategies. They amplify or break the expression of intensive feelings of pain and melancholy. In the process, reality and fiction seamlessly merge into one another.

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Art Museum Stuttgart
Kleiner Schlossplatz 1
70173 Stuttgart

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