Ragnar Kjartansson, The Visitors in Kling & Bang galleri
Kling & Bang gallery, Reykjavík in collaboration with Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Vienna announces an exhibition of The Visitors by the Icelandic artist Ragnar Kjartansson, which premiered in 2012 at the Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst in Zurich and is part of TBA21’s collection of contemporary art.
The Visitors will now be shown in Reykjavík, where the work is so deeply rooted. With the musicians coming from the Reykjavík music scene and the song set to lyrics assembled from poems by artist Ásdís Sif Gunnarsdóttir, the piece becomes somewhat of a portrait of a certain generation of Reykjavík’s creative scene as well as individual portraits of the musicians. This cinematographic tableau in nine parts visualizes the performance of the profoundly melancholic tune in a long, uninterrupted, and repetitive 53-minute take with the main line repeated over and over again: Once again I fall into my feminine ways, followed by the more nihilistic verse: There are stars exploding around you, and there’s nothing you can do.
Ragnar Kjartansson´s Globe of Goodwill
THINK PIECE by Ragnar Kjartansson is the Globe of Goodwill for 2013. In the year 2003, The Benefit Society for Children with Disabilities commenced the release of the Globe of Goodwill. It has developed into a unique collection of artwork created by many distinguished artists, Gabríela Friðriksdóttir, Erró, Yoko Ono, Katrín Sigurðardóttir, Hrafnhildur Arnardóttir aka Shoplifter, Ólafur Elíasson and more.
Collection of The Reykjavik Art Museum now available online
The Reykjavík Art Museum celebrated a landmark yesterday, when nearly nine thousand works of art became accessible on-line on the new safneign.listasafnreykjavikur.is website. The site provides pictures and information on works by Icelandic artists from the early twentieth century until 2013; and a map of Reykjavík provides a guide to works of art in public spaces in the city. Art historians have written informative notes on selected works in the collection.
Erla S. Haraldsdóttir in Metropolis Project
Open Call – Light art in public spaces
“Nordic Light” Portfolio Review for artists focused on light art in public spaces
In the framework of the Nordic Light project*, the City of Jyväskylä and the Public Employment Services Culture Media Sweden / EURES** will organize a recruitment meeting /portfolio review for artists focused on light art in public spaces and light festivals.
Are you an artist specialized on light art? Take the opportunity to apply for participating in this portfolio review!
The City of Jyväskylä and the Public Employment Service Culture Media Sweden /EURES will organize a recruitment meeting/portfolio review in conjuction with an international lighting branch conference “Light in the City”***, in the City of Tartu, Estonia.
The last registration date for invited guests (potential employers/clients) is the end of April. Therefore we will not be able to answer your questions about who notified their interest to participate in this arrangement before this very date. We estimate though, that at least 30 international potential employers/clients within urban lighting, light festival /event producers and others will participate in this portfolio review.