Ragnar Kjartansson is an internationally recognized artist known for deeply affecting works that encompass performance, sound, video, painting, and drawing.
Ragnar Kjartansson is an internationally recognized artist known for deeply affecting works that encompass performance, sound, video, painting, and drawing. Kjartansson represented his native Iceland at the 2009 Venice Biennale, and has presented performances and installations at prestigious institutions on several continents.
In the artist’s masterful multi-channel video installation, The Visitors, eight musicians stationed in far-flung rooms of a faded manor house perform one wistful, repeated phrase. Slowly, their solitary refrains weave into a collective song, touching the common bonds of yearning, heartbreak, and solace.
On loan from the Gund Gallery at Kenyon College, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, and Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Graham Gund.
Generously supported by the Marnick Foundation
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