Me and My Mother – Ragnar Kjartansson at EX3 Florence
Me and my Mother – not ME, but Ragnar Kjartansson and his mom. The video/ performance artist from Reykjavík (Iceland) is my same age (born in ’76). The “Me and my mother” video series comprises three videos five years apart (2000, 2005, 2010) in which the same actors – the artist and his mother – move and result in the same denigratory act, the mother spitting in the son’s face. Freud and all aside, it’s clear that Ragnar and his mom don’t get along quite like my mom and I do. Poor guy.
Anyway it’s a solo exhibit at the EX3 contemporary art gallery in Florence’s quartiere 3 residential area (next to the ipercoop gavinana), an interesting space that opened up recently and attracts contemporary art at an international level. There’s a cafe’ in this space and occasional events, like the Pecha Kucha I attended last winter.
EX3 – Centro per l’Arte Contemporanea until Sept 19 (minus the august closure)
Viale Giannotti 81/83/85 – 50126 Firenze
Orario di apertura: dal 1 luglio al 12 settembre 2010 – dal mercoledì alla domenica, dalle 14.00 alle 22