Exhibition: Ragnar Kjartansson

The Palais de Tokyo, located a few minutes from the Green Hotels Paris (The Eiffel Trocadéro and the Gavarni), hosts the first solo exhibition by Ragnar Kjartansson in France. This Icelandic artist and performer makes works which associate cinema, sculpture, performance, and more unusual: opera. Until January 10th 2016, the museum presents ancient works but also creations especially made for this event, as “Bonjour”, a romance which briefly originates, broadcasted on a loop. The artist also pays tribute to his country, in producing a screen adaptation of one of the most major books of the Icelandic literature: World Light (1937-1940), from the Nobel Prize Halldór Laxness. After this arty break, you can nibble at something at Tokyo Eat, Palais de Tokyo’s restaurant.

“Ragnar Kjartansson - Seul celui qui connaît le désir”exhibition (“Ragnar Kjartansson - Only the one who knows desire” exhibition), from October 21st 2015 to January 10th 2016.
Open daily except on Tuesday, from 12pm to 12am.
Full rate: €10 / Concession (less than 26 years and seniors): €8 / Free for underage.

Photo credit: Ragnar Kjartansson, World Light, 2015, film still.
Recorded at a perfomance commissioned by Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary (Vienna).
Courtesy of the artist & Luhring Augustine (New York); i8 Gallery (Reykjavik)

Palais de Tokyo
13, avenue du Président Wilson
75116 Paris
Tel: +33 (0)1 81 97 35 88
Metro: Iéna and Alma-Marceau (line 9).

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