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Ragnar Kjartansson: Romantic Songs of the Patriarchy
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Ragnar Kjartansson, Romantic Songs of the Patriarchy, 2018. Performance view, The Women’s Building, San Francisco, Nov. 9–11, 2018. Commissioned by C Project, performer: Odessa Chen. © Ragnar Kjartansson. Photo: Lilja Gunnarsdóttir. Courtesy the artist, Luhring Augustine, New York, and i8 Gallery, Reykjavík.

For four days only (July 2–5), the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum will present Romantic Songs of the Patriarchy, a work by Ragnar Kjartansson that will have women and non-binary singer-guitarists stationed throughout the rotunda playing popular songs of love and romance by some of the world’s greatest songwriters.

At once a live mash-up celebrating pop music and a charged environment of critique, Romantic Songs of the Patriarchy creates a space where contradictions—between individual and group, oppression and liberation, rhythm and chaos—exist together within a community of collaboration and mutual support.⁠

All visitors will need to reserve a timed ticket online, capacity is reduced, and masking is mandatory.⁠ Book your tickets here.