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Ragnar Kjartansson’s exuberant work at Hirshhorn is a party celebrating mediocrity

Retrospective shows how an artist falls short, on purpose, in the quest for beauty.
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Recent moving-image works and painting enter Hirshhorn Museum Collection

Arts : Artdaily

The Smithsonian?s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden has acquired new works by Ragnar Kjartansson, Hito Steyerl and Mary Weatherford. All three artworks, which were made in the past three years, are museum purchases. ?The Hirshho...

First solo show in France of the Icelandic artist Ragnar Kjartansson opens at Palais de Tokyo

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Palais de Tokyo is presenting the first solo show in France of the Icelandic artist Ragnar Kjartansson (born in 1976, lives and works in Reykjavik). In a poetic and surprising manner, the exhibition portrays everyday desires, longin...

Hirshhorn debuts Ragnar Kjartansson's first major U.S. survey exhibition

Arts : Artdaily

?Ragnar Kjartansson,? the first major survey of the work of the internationally acclaimed Icelandic artist, runs Oct. 14-Jan. 8, 2017, at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. The exhibition is the first comprehensive overview ...

Hirshhorn to present Ragnar Kjartansson's first major survey exhibition

Arts : Artdaily

?Ragnar Kjartansson,? the first major survey of the work of the internationally celebrated Icelandic artist, runs Oct. 14, 2016?Jan. 8, 2017, at the Smithsonian?s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. The exhibition is the first co...

Anne Midgette, Classical Music Critic, Turns Her Reviewer’s Eye And Ear To Art

Arts : Modern Art Notes

“The work of the Icelandic artist Ragnar Kjartansson is all about the quest for beauty and the ways in which that quest is doomed to failure, bogging down in mediocrity or kitsch, or, in these works, the trappings of Las Vegas. But ...

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