Food For Thought: Ragnar Kjartansson: The Visitors

Lecture presented at the Frist Art Museum on Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Focus of lecture: Ragnar Kjartansson: The Visitors



• Mark Scala, Chief Curator, Frist Art Museum
• Lutz Koepnik, Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of German, Cinema and Media Arts, Vanderbilt University

Ragnar Kjartannson’s nine-channel video installation The Visitors has been called “a generational masterpiece,” by the Boston Globe. Join us for a wide-ranging conversation that will contextualize the piece within contemporary art and explore why it is so affecting.

This panel is the third installment of “Food for Thought: Exploring Your World through Three Cultural Moments,” a three-part series of lunchtime conversations presented by Vanderbilt University’s Office of Community Neighborhood, and Government Relations and the Frist Art Museum.


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