Abramovic Studio: Ragnar Kjartansson


February 24, 2010

 

Curator of Location One’s Abramović Studio, Jovana Stokić will speak with artist Ragnar Kjartansson about his current and past work, focusing on his performative works. The artist grew up to become, among other things, a pop star in his native Iceland, with his band Trabant. He is also recognized as an artist from performances such as The Opera (his 2001 graduation piece from the Academy of Arts in Reykjavík, in which he created a Rococo theatre in a small room and performed for ten days straight), Death and the Children (2002) or The Great Unrest (2005), in which he dressed as a Viking and sang the blues for an entire week in an abandoned theatre in the countryside. Artist will talk about his experience of his six-month long performance at the Pavilion of Iceland at 53rd Venice Biennale, 2009.