This cluster gathers academic, magazine, and news articles, as well as links to musical and art videos that constitute major influences in Kjartansson’s work. Musical references range from the classical avant-garde to electronic music, including blues pioneers and crooners, as well as fellow Icelandic musicians who have notably marked both the artist’s work and recent alternative pop music. It also provides insights into the visual arts, with nods to American painting and the work of groundbreaking performance artists such as Marina Abramović and Chris Burden. It is an invitation to dive into some of the research and environments that have led the artist to find his current emotional landscapes.
Musique d’ameublement TBA21 20 Years of Commissioning Art | Ragnar Kjartansson