'Untitled' (2016) by Ratgar Kjartansson, one of 10 paintings of settlement homes in the occupied territories. Courtesy of Center for Contemporary Art

Icelandic Artist Examines the Banality of West Bank Life - Sans Palestinians

It used to be a tool for cultural subversion, but irony is now the weapon of the satiated. That’s the main problem with ‘Architecture and Morality,’ the new exhibition by Icelandic artist Ragnar Kjartansson.

Irony once possessed the power to shatter things. The weapon of the weak, it was a highly effective stratagem: A witty tactic that was impossible to ignore, which classified communities into sophisticated and...

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