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Bill Viola. Icons of light

Bill Viola, Martyrs series-Water Martyr, 2014, ph Kira Perov © Bill Viola Studio, dettaglio

Palazzo Bonaparte pays homage to the great contemporary video artist with a retrospective hosted in the splendid halls once the home of Madama Letizia Ramolino Bonaparte, mother of Napoleon.

The exhibition path, organized by Arthemisia and curated by Kira Perov, brings together ten of Bill Viola's most iconic and evocative installations, including masterpieces such as Ascension (2000) and Water Portraits (2015).

The project represents a significant synthesis of the artist's work. It is also a historical depiction of the video art itself: the best-known video installations and projections reveal Viola's intimate and metaphysical explorations through the electronic medium. For over 40 years, the American artist, born in 1951, has been creating works investigating the themes of life, death and intermediate travel, inextricably linked by the contrasts between East and West.

Icons of Light is conceived to experience a real emotional journey. You can enter spaces characterised by a muffled and intimate atmosphere, which invite you to connect visually and spiritually with the work of art.

Photo: Bill Viola, Martyrs series - Water Martyr, 2014. Color high-definition video on flat panel display mounted vertically on wall, 107,6x62,1x6,8 cm. 7:10 minutes. Executive producer: Kira Perov. Performer: John Hay. Photo by Kira Perov © Bill Viola Studio, detail


from 5 March 2022 to 26 June 2022
POINT (12.48187 41.89697)
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Dal 5 marzo al 26 giugno 2022
Da lunedì a venerdì 9.00 - 19.00
Sabato e domenica 9.00 - 21.00
(la biglietteria e l'ingresso chiudono un'ora prima)

Aperture straordinarie:
Lunedì 18 aprile 9.00 – 21.00
Lunedì 25 aprile 9.00 – 21.00
Domenica 1° maggio 9.00 – 21.00
Giovedì 2 giugno 13.00 – 21.00

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Bill Viola. Icons of light, Piazza Venezia, 5
Piazza Venezia, 5
41° 53' 49.092" N, 12° 28' 54.732" E

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