Bill Viola: Transformation
Courtesy the artist and Faurschou Foundation Beijing
Continuing a year of major museum shows, Bill Viola will open four new exhibitions this month.
Copenhagen Contemporary presents Viola’s most recent large-scale work, Inverted Birth (2014) for the first time in Denmark. A monumental installation with a height of five metres, Inverted Birth explores the power of human emotions and the very nature of our existence; life, death, birth and rebirth. Until 26 November 2017.
As one of the events around the 500 year anniversary of the Reformation, Uppsala Art Museum and Uppsala Cathedral, Sweden present Visitation Reformation. Six video works from 2002–2014 are on display and together, the two cultural institutions create new connections through Uppsala: between the scared space and the contemporary art venue, between the church and castle and the past and present. 1 September - 5 November 2017
In Belgium, The Chapel, presents Bill Viola’s Purification(2005); wherea man and a woman independently undertake the ritual preparations for symbolic sacrifice required for their transformation and rebirth. Part of Brussels Gallery Weekend, the exhibition is on view from7 September - 14 October 2017.
One of Viola’s largest solo exhibitions in China to date opens at Redtory Museum of Contemporary Art, Guangzhou, on 23 September. The exhibition be a journey from early video works such as The Reflecting Pool (1977–79) through to recent installations.
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