ICELANDIC: RAGNAR KJARTANSSON

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ICELANDIC: RAGNAR KJARTANSSON

[DOCUMENTARY]

 

As one of the most important names from the Icelandic arts scene, Ragnar

Kjartansson achieved international success with his performances, video installations and

paintings. Kjartansson caught the attention of critics and international art fans during the 2009 Venice Biennale, in Italy, when he spent five months at a palazzo at the Grand Canal, creating one painting every day, always portraying the same character.

 

After showing in the world’s most prominent museum and events, he was recently the subject of a comprehensive retrospective at the Reykjavik Art Museum. The film explore his connection to Icelandic culture and history, while following the months-long process of creating and preparing the exhibition that would be considered the most important cultural event of the year in Iceland. Following Kjartansson and his family in Reykjavik, the producers dissect the Icelandic way of life and the country’s literary culture. With scenes also shot in New York and London, the documentary is a unique portrait of one of the most exciting multimedia artists working today, showing the breath of his creativity and highlighting his snarky humor.

ICELANDIC: RAGNAR KJARTANSSON

[ TRAILER ]
ICELANDIC, RAGNAR KJARTANSSON

ICELANDIC, RAGNAR KJARTANSSON