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Ragnar Kjartansson’s 12-Hour ‘Bliss’ Will Screen at Art Basel Miami Beach

abmb12 header sm Ragnar Kjartanssons 12 Hour Bliss Will Screen at Art Basel Miami BeachArt Basel Miami Beach announced the lineup for its Art Video Nights program, which will showcase 60 films and videos on a 7,000-square-foot projection wall outside the New World Center. There will be work by artists Julieta Aranda, Guy Ben-Ner, Daniel Arsham, Theaster Gates, Jesper Just, Mauricio Lupini, Rashaad Newsome, Ryan McGinley, Robin Rhode, Sam Samore, Adam Shecter and Hu Xiangqian.

Art Video will also screen share, from dusk to dawn, a video of Ragnar Kjartansson’s performance Bliss, in which a group of opera singers performs the final aria of Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro on a loop for 12 hours. The piece was a commission for Performa in 2011, and is being presented in collaboration with the Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami and the New World Center.