News: February 2016

Der Klang der Offenbarung des Göttlichen / The Explosive Sonics of Divinity

Esker Foundation is incredibly excited to announce our support of the North American premiere of Ragnar Kjartansson’s “Der Klang der Offenbarung des Göttlichen / The Explosive Sonics of Divinity.”

Coinciding with the exhibition Ragnar Kjartansson, on view at the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal from February 11-May 22, 2016, “Der Klang der Offenbarung des Göttlichen / The Explosive Sonics of Divinity,” is a theatre production featuring the stirring music of Kjartan Sveinsson, a former member of the group Sigur Rós, and a succession of canvases painted by artist Ragnar Kjartansson and his friends as stage sets.

This play without actors is performed by 39 musicians and 16 choristers of the Orchestre Métropolitain; it is an homage to classic stage design, with a romantic, Wagnerian spirit.

The performance will take place on Thursday, March 3rd. For more information, visit:

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Ragnar Kjartansson was born in Reykjavik, Iceland, in 1976. He studied at the Iceland Academy of the Arts and the Royal Swedish Academy, Stockholm. His works have been shown in museums and institutions around the world, including the Arthouse at the Jones Center, Austin (2011), the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston (2012), and HangarBicocca, Milan (2013). Recent solo shows of Kjartansson’s works have been presented at Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Vienna (2013 and 2014), the New Museum, New York (2014), and Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2015). In 2009, Kjartansson represented Iceland at the Venice Biennale, and in 2011 he received the Malcolm McLaren Award at Performa 13 in New York.


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