ISLAND ZOMBIE: ICELAND WRITINGS -

12/08/2020 - 5:00pm

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 8TH

5 PM EST

Please join us for a virtual event with artist Roni Horn, in conversation with Ragnar Kjartansson , as they present Horn's last book "Island Zombie: Iceland Writings".


Roni Horn is an artist and writer whose books include Another Water, Wonderwater (Alice Offshore), Weather Reports You, and Roni Horn aka Roni Horn.

Her oeuvre focuses on conceptually oriented photography, sculpture, books and drawing.  Since 1975, Horn has traveled extensively in the more remote landscapes of Iceland – these solitary experiences have long been important influences in her life and work.  Literature and Horn’s prodigious reading have had a similarly profound impact on her work across various media.  The sculpture is often paired or doubled, as are the drawings and photographs. 

Horn lives and works in New York City. Recent solo exhibitions include: Tate Modern, Whitney Museum of American Art, Centre Pompidou, Kunsthalle Bregenz, Kunsthalle Hamburg, Kunsthalle Basel, Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona, De Pont Foundation, Tilburg, Fondation Beyeler, Glenstone Museum, Potomac, MD, Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, and The Drawing Institute at The Menil Collection, Houston, TX.

 

Ragnar Kjartansson  

Ragnar Kjartansson draws on the entire arc of art in his performative practice. The history of film, music, theatre, visual culture and literature find their way into his video installations, durational performances, drawing and painting. Pretending and staging become key tools in the artist’s attempt to convey sincere emotion and offer a genuine experience to the audience.  

Kjartansson’s work has been exhibited widely. Recent solo exhibitions and performances have been held at the Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, Metropolitan Museum of Art New York, Barbican Art Gallery in London, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington DC, Reykjavik Art Museum, Palais de Tokyo in Paris, and New Museum in New York. In 2011, he was the recipient of Performa’s 2011 Malcolm McLaren Award for his performance ‘Bliss’. In 2009, Kjartansson represented Iceland at the Venice Biennale, and in 2013 his work was featured at the Biennale’s main exhibition, The Encyclopedic Palace. Kjartansson was born in 1976 in Reykjavi´k and studied at the Iceland Academy of the Arts and The Royal Academy, Stockholm

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