Ex­per­i­men­tal Ice­landic ex­hi­bi­tion opens at WAG

Winnipeg Free Press - Section G - - ENTERTAINMENT -

A video ex­hi­bi­tion of the Rocky Moun­tains by Ice­landic artist and mu­si­cian Rag­nar Kjar­tans­son opens at the Win­nipeg Art Gallery Satur­day for a three-month run. The gallery de­scribes The End — Rocky Moun­tains as an ex­per­i­men­tal five-pro­jec­tion video pre­sen­ta­tion. Kjar­tans­son ini­tially pro­duced The End for the Banff Cen­tre, en­list­ing fel­low Ice­landic mu­si­cian David Por Jon­s­son to as­sist. They don fron­tier at­tire and take mu­si­cal in­stru­ments out into the win­ter cold to cre­ate songs that match the ex­pe­ri­ence of the idyl­lic moun­tain land­scapes. “This video con­jures up age-old con­cep­tions of the artist as a ro­man­tic, the duo par­o­dy­ing no­tions of the Wild West and themes of Ice­landic folk­lore,” Paul But­ler, the gallery’s cu­ra­tor of con­tem­po­rary art, says in a re­lease.

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