Focus On: Ragnar Kjartansson

September 15, 2019 to March 22, 2020 | Hoffman Galleries
"Focus On: Ragnar Kjartansson" at the Dallas Museum of Art"Focus On: Ragnar Kjartansson" at the Dallas Museum of ArtRagnar Kjartansson, The Visitors, 2012, nine-channel video projection, duration: 64 minutes. Photo by Elisabet Davids. Courtesy of the artist, Luhring Augustine, New York and i8 Gallery, ReykjavikRagnar Kjartansson, The Visitors, 2012, nine-channel video projection, duration: 64 minutes. Photo by Elisabet Davids. Courtesy of the artist, Luhring Augustine, New York and i8 Gallery, ReykjavikRagnar Kjartansson, The Visitors, 2012, nine-channel video projection, duration: 64 minutes. Photo by Elisabet Davids. Courtesy of the artist, Luhring Augustine, New York and i8 Gallery, ReykjavikRagnar Kjartansson, The Visitors, 2012, nine-channel video projection, duration: 64 minutes. Photo by Elisabet Davids. Courtesy of the artist, Luhring Augustine, New York and i8 Gallery, Reykjavik

Due to unexpected circumstances, the exhibitions Focus On: Ragnar Kjartansson and Focus On: Alex Katz are closed for today, September 19. We will keep you updated, and we apologize for any inconvenience.

Experience the emotional power of two works created by Icelandic artist Ragnar Kjartansson. The Visitors is an immersive video installation that features nine screens, depicting eight individual musicians singing the same lyric in separate rooms of the nearly 200-year-old Rokeby Farm House in Hudson Valley, New York. With lyrics taken from the poem Feminine Ways, written by Ásdís Sif Gunnarsdóttir, this work is marked by autobiography and duration, as are the 415 postcards that line the walls of the preceding gallery. In these cards, entitled Postcards to Marguerite and sent over the course of 14 months in the artist’s life, Kjartansson shares remarkable and everyday events through watercolor, drawing, and text.

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