Exhibition Opening – Ragnar Kjartansson: God, I Feel So Bad
The Mayor of Reykjavík will open the exhibition.
After a successful series of international appearances in recent years, including major survey exhibitions on both sides of the Atlantic, Ragnar Kjartansson opens his first museum show in his homeland, Iceland. One might not expect such a title as God, I Feel So Bad at this point in the artist’s career. However, Kjartansson speaks for himself and the audience, as he acknowledges art’s ever persuasive allure. This is manifested in the opening work in the first of three durational performaces. To Music, 2012, is based on Schober’s romantic poetry that suggests that art may transport us all into a better world ”when life's mad tumult wraps around me.”