Critical Writing Index

Rocky Mountain Rag: Ragnar Kjartansson

by Tatiana Mellema

Canadian Art, Spring 2010, v. 27, no. 1, pp. 54-56

An examination of the Icelandic artist's performance/video installation The End, where different parts of a musical composition were performed and captured in Banff, Alberta. The article reviews previous works of Kjartasson to argue his intention of playing with the assumed sublime and genius of the artist and nature. "Dramatizing the romanticized role of the artist in the hyper-romanticized location of Banff, Kjartasson plays on our perceptions of the wild..." (p.56)

ITEM 2010.016 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

The EndRagnar Kjartansson

Schumann MachineRagnar Kjartansson

GodRagnar Kjartansson

The EndThor Jonsson