Ragnar Kjartansson: Song at Carnegie Museum of Art


PITTSBURGH, PA.- Carnegie Museum of Art presents Ragnar Kjartansson: Song, the first solo American museum exhibition of Ragnar Kjartansson (b. 1976), one of Europe’s most exciting and influential young artists. The exhibition features a site-specific, long-duration live performance in the Hall of Sculpture entitled Song—newly commissioned by the museum—featuring Kjartansson’s nieces; four video works; and a one-night-only, vaudeville-style concert starring the artist, members of his family, and his friends. Kjartansson’s enthralling performances and videos, which combine sublime environments, repetition, and humor, made him a star of the 2009 Venice Biennale. Ragnar Kjartansson: Song is the 66th installment in Carnegie Museum of Art’s Forum series, dedicated to presenting the work of contemporary artists. “Kjartansson’s performances and videos walk a thin line between darkness and light. Th