Internationally acclaimed artist Ragnar Kjartansson talks about his varied body of work as part of the RA Schools Public Programme event series.
Visual artist Ragnar Kjartansson is often described as a polymath, for staging scenes that bring together dancers, performers and musicians, immersing viewers in spell-binding tableaux and refrains. His acute attention to emotion gives his work the intensity of a contemporary epic.
Last seen in London at his Barbican show in 2016, the Icelandic artist will discuss a body of work that spans painting, sculpture and video, using extracts from pieces such as the nine-screen installation The Visitors and Bliss, a durational performance of the final aria from Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro. Kjartansson will also show extracts from his ballet No Tomorrow, which premiered in Reykjavik and came to the Royal Festival Hall for three days last summer.
This special event is a rare opportunity to hear Kjartansson discuss his work, and includes an audience Q&A.
The UK premiere of Ragnar Kjatansson’s day-long performance piece To music / An die Musik will be presented at the London Contemporary Music Festival on 3 December, 1-8pm. Find out more here.
● Fully booked
Tuesday 28 November 2017
7 — 8.30pm
The Royal Institution, W1S
£12, £6 concessions.