Stavanger Art Museum, Stavanger

Bill Viola: Into The Light

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CLIENT: STAVANGER ART MUSEUM

23 JANUARY TO 15 AUGUST 2021

The exhibition “Into the Light” shows 10 works by the American artist Bill Viola from 1976 to 2013. Viola has been working with video for almost fifty years, exploring its technical and aesthetic possibilities. His video installations offer the viewer a holistic experience and often deal with philosophical, psychological and spiritual themes. The exhibition shows 12 video installations as well as a selection of older single-channel works. At the beginning of his career, Viola experimented with video effects and time manipulation. Later, he incorporated classical themes from art history and worked on a video installation for Wagner’s opera “Tristan and Isolde”. Viola’s art was inspired by mythology, Christian mysticism, Islamic Sufism and Buddhism.

The museum has commissioned 235 Media with the technical realization of all installations.

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