Our two exhibitions opening in London next week are the latest in one of the artist’s most extensive periods of activity across the UK. This includes the concurrent opening of Bill Viola at Yorkshire Sculpture Park; his most extensive exhibition in the UK in over 10 years. It features work from the last two decades and premieres a new work, The Trial (2015).
Dramatically presented across multiple locations in the scenic, rural setting of the Sculpture Park, the exhibition is a journey through time and landscape, presenting both intimate and dramatic experiences in one of the most powerful and singular exhibitions of Viola’s career.
This coincides with the release by Thames & Hudson of the artist's most comprehensive illustrated monograph. With new texts, archive imagery and Viola’s previously unpublished notes and illustrations, the publication covers in detail all the significant periods of his career that are the focus of the three aforementioned exhibitions.
Elsewhere, the latest leg of the Tate and National Galleries of Scotland touring programme, ARTIST ROOMS, presents Viola’s Catherine’s Room (2001) until 7 Feb 2016 at The Wilson, in Cheltenham, Glos. The gallery’s Learning Team are offering young people the chance to create their own video art inspired by the work. All this follows notable presentations at Auckland Castle, The Line and the permanent installation of The Martyrs (Earth, Air, Fire, Water), 2014, at St Paul’s Cathedral, London
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