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Ragnar Kjartansson: Scandinavian Pain and Other Myths triggers multi-sensory aspects of the Icelandic artist's practice through text, painting, performance, and song. This focused exhibition will enlighten visitors to recurring themes in Kjartansson’s work such as Nordic identity, melancholia, repetition, and popular culture. Referencing everything from Edvard Munch to the musical super group ABBA, Scandinavian Pain and Other Myths will introduce Phoenix audiences to one of the most creative and engaging contemporary artists working today.
Ragnar Kjartansson: Scandinavian Pain and Other Myths is organized by Phoenix Art Museum and curated by Gilbert Vicario, the Selig Family Chief Curator.
This exhibition is made possible through the generosity of donors to the Museum’s annual fund.
Free for Museum Members, Military, and youth aged 5 and under.
$23 — Adults
$20 — Senior Citizens (Ages 65+)
$18 — Students (with ID)
$14 — Children (Ages 6-17)
All exhibitions are included with General Admission.
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Ragnar Kjartansson, Scandinavian Pain, 2006-2012, at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Neon. Courtesy of the artist, Luhring Augustine, New York and i8 Gallery, Reykjavik. Photo: Cathy Carver.
Ragnar Kjartansson, The Visitors (detail), 2012. Nine-channel video. Restricted gift of the Diane and Bruce Hall Foundation to the Phoenix Art Museum, The Art Institute of Chicago, and The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.