Ragnar Kjartansson

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The National’s 20 best songs – ranked!
As the beloved indie band debut new material and return to touring, we count down the best of their eight-album catalogue

Laura Snapes

02, Jun, 2022 @12:00 PM

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'The nearest to God we get': stars pick the Beethoven work they cherish
Ali Smith does an opus a month, Tony Hall saw Fidelio on Robben Island, and Lady Brenda Hale used to march to his Grosse Fuge. As the Proms celebrate Beethoven’s 250th anniversary, stars reveal a favourite work

Compiled by Imogen Tilden

16, Jul, 2020 @5:00 AM

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'Old-fashioned awesome' – readers pick their favourite art of the 21st century
After we published our chart of the best art since 2000, you sent in your thoughts and suggestions, from price-slash Banksys to Yayoi Kusama’s oblivion

Guardian readers

24, Sep, 2019 @11:57 AM

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The maddest house party ever – Ragnar Kjartansson on making The Visitors
Set in the home of eccentric Americans, The Visitors is 64 hard-partying minutes of songs, cigars and sorrow. As it’s named the best artwork of the century, the artist relives its creation

Alex Needham

17, Sep, 2019 @5:00 AM

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The best art of the 21st century
Steve McQueen in bed, Ai Weiwei in trouble, Pussy Riot in church and Ragnar Kjartansson in the bath – they’re all included in our countdown of the best art since 2000

Adrian Searle, Jonathan Jones, Sean O’Hagan and Hettie Judah

17, Sep, 2019 @5:00 AM

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Five of the best... art exhibitions
Sculpture In The City | Ragnar Kjartansson | Olivia Webb | Painter’s Paintings | Graham Fagen

Jonathan Jones

05, Aug, 2016 @12:00 PM

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The 10 best things… to do this week
From Stranger Things to Louis CK: your at-a-glance guide to the next seven days in culture across the UK

The Guide

05, Aug, 2016 @8:00 AM

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Ragnar Kjartansson review – a brilliant fusion of humour and sorrow
Prepare to be enchanted by the playful, melancholy, sociable art of Iceland’s Ragnar Kjartansson

Laura Cumming

17, Jul, 2016 @6:00 AM

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Sightseeing: the most dazzling art and design of summer 2016
Dive into underwater cities, swoon over O’Keeffe’s ravishing blooms, and swoosh down Carsten-Höller’s slides and hang out with Hockney and his friends in LA

Adrian Searle, Jonathan Jones,Oliver Wainwright and Nancy Groves

03, May, 2016 @5:58 PM

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Ragnar Kjartansson: troubadour, shameless romantic, marathon artist

He's staged a five-month floating concert in Venice and a 12-hour loop of Mozart's Marriage of Figaro. Now the Icelandic performance artist has created a bracingly dreamy installation that goes on and on and on … writes Jason Farago

Jason Farago

12, May, 2014 @5:03 PM

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