The End, by Ragnar Kjartansson

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Posted: 06/26/09
Duration: 3:37
Producer: NewArtTV
Views: 39172

In a 6-month-long performance titled "The End” at the 2009 Venice Biennale, Icelandic artist Ragnar Kjartansson smoked a lot of cigarettes, painted a male model, played his guitar, and experienced a fine Venice-inspired melancholy. NewArtTV interviewed Kjartansson at the Iceland Pavilion on Biennale opening week as the artist reflects on the decline of masculinity, of painting, of Venice, and his strange affection for the end..

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