Ragnar Kjartansson: «The Visitors»


17. November 2012  – 27. January 2013

Featuring artworks by:
Ragnar Kjartansson

After a comprehensive renovation and expansion of its galleries in the Löwenbräukunst-Areal, the Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst reopens with the first Swiss solo exhibition of the Icelandic artist Ragnar Kjartansson (b. 1976; lives and works in Reykjavík). Kjartansson’s enthusiasm for music and his interest in performance art are evident in the project The Visitors, which was conceived specifically for the Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst. The video installation transports the beholder to a peculiar universe: in the various rooms of an almost two-hundred-year-old villa on the picturesque Hudson River in New York State, the artist, his friends, and residents perform a “feminine nihilistic gospel song.” The Visitors is an act of homage to friendship—and also, a bit, to the Swedish pop band ABBA.

List of works

Ragnar Kjartansson: The Visitors

Ragnar Kjartansson

The Visitors
9-channel video projection (color, sound)
Dimensions variable

Visitor address
Limmatstrasse 270
CH–8005 Zurich

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Postfach 1766
CH–8031 Zurich
Tel +41 44 277 20 50
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Opening hours
Tue/Wed/Fri 11 am–6 pm
Thu 11 am–8 pm
Sat/Sun 10 am–5 pm
Public Holidays

Adults: CHF 12
Reduced: CHF 8
Thu 5-8 pm: Free admission