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Bill Viola: A Retrospective

Guggenheim Museum Bilbao

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A pioneer of video art and moving image, Bill Viola is considered one of the most outstanding contemporary artists working today. The American artist figuratively and literally investigates the cycles of life, death and rebirth; his pieces are always linked to the history of art and address subjects and concepts such as perception and spirituality. This exhibition takes a complete tour of his career, thematically and chronologically, starting with his first pieces, made in the seventies—such as The Reflecting Pool (1977–79)— to his more recent installations—including The Dreamers (2013) and Inverted Birth (2014). This retrospective will reveal the transformation in Viola’s visual-language over time, as well as the progressive technology adopted by his works. Find out more about the Bill Viola exhibition from the Guggenheim Bilbao’s website.

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Slowly Turning Narrative (video installation; 1992), Bill Viola. © Bill Viola, Photo: Gary McKinnis

Slowly Turning Narrative (video installation; 1992), Bill Viola. © Bill Viola, Photo: Gary McKinnis

Inverted Birth (video installation; 2014), Bill Viola. © Bill Viola, Photo: Kira Perov

Inverted Birth (video installation; 2014), Bill Viola. © Bill Viola, Photo: Kira Perov

First Light (video installation; 2002), Bill Viola. © Bill Viola, Photo: Kira Perov

First Light (video installation; 2002), Bill Viola. © Bill Viola, Photo: Kira Perov

The Veiling (video installation; 1995), Bill Viola. © Bill Viola, Photo: Roman Mensing

The Veiling (video installation; 1995), Bill Viola. © Bill Viola, Photo: Roman Mensing

Man Searching for Immortality/Woman Searching for Eternity (video installation; 2013), Bill Viola. © Bill Viola, Photo: Kira Perov

Man Searching for Immortality/Woman Searching for Eternity (video installation; 2013), Bill Viola. © Bill Viola, Photo: Kira Perov

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