Ragnar Kjartansson is 40, lives in Iceland and is closing his three month long solo exhibit at the Hirshhorn Museum today. Ragnar is a performance artist and brings together live endurance theater, large-scale projection, popular music, photography, painting, and drawing in his first major U.S. museum retrospective. Kjartansson draws upon his own history to create work that combines theater with experiments in repetition and endurance. Deeply personal themes such as birth, death, and family meld with satirical commentary on politics and Western culture.