“Bill Viola” shows the artistic evolution of the master of videoart

La Fabrica and Guggenheim Museum Bilbao publishs Bill Viola, the first monograph to chart the artist´s career in full, form his education in Syracuse, New York, to the inauguration in 2014 of Martyrs ( Earth, Aire, Fire, Water) a work specially commissioned for St Paul´s Cathedral in London.

This publication completes the exhibition about the artistic evolution of Bill Viola that Guggenheim Museum Bilbao will host untill November 9th.

This book outlines the key visual, literary and spiritual influences on his artistic practice, as well as his changing approach to the moving image in response to advances in technology.

Woven into the discussion are numerous illustrations of Viola´s most significant pieces, including Information (1973), The Greeting (1995), and Going Forth By Day (2002), together with reproductions of his sketches and notebook entries that bring his working methods to life. Supplemented by a comprehensive reference section, Bill Viola  offers a rare and fascinating account of one of contemporary art´s most powerful creative minds.

 

“Bill Viola” shows the artistic evolution of the master of videoart