September 15 - March 22, 2020
A solo exhibition featuring work by Ragnar Kjartansson.
“The Visitors and a series of correspondence created by the internationally renowned artist Ragnar Kjartansson. The Visitors is an immersive video installation that features nine screens, depicting eight individual musicians singing the same lyric in separate rooms of the nearly 200-year-old Rokeby Farm House in Hudson Valley, New York. The words are taken from the poem Feminine Ways, by artist Ásdís Sif Gunnarsdóttir. For the first American showing of The Visitors, the New York Times called it “entirely absorbing . . . alternately tragic and joyful, meditative and clamorous.”
Additionally, Postcards to Marguerite, a privately commissioned set of 415 postcards will make its museum debut, lining the walls of the preceding gallery. In the postcards, sent over 14 months of the artist’s life, Kjartansson shares with the recipient events both quotidian—meals, travel, and the weather—and remarkable—the birth of the artist’s first child— through watercolor, drawing, and text. Both works engage with autobiography, repetition, and the passage of time.”
On View: September 15, 2019 | 10 am – 5 pm
1717 North Harwood
Dallas, 75201 TX
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