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“I fell into a lake when I was six years old. […] I was shown – just by this accident – that there’s more than just the surface of life. That the real thing is under the surface.” —Bill Viola

Bill Viola (American, b. 1951) is a groundbreaking video artist who began experimenting with video while still an undergraduate student at Syracuse University and had his first solo exhibition in New York in 1974 at the then-nascent The Kitchen – one of New York City’s oldest non-profit spaces.

Viola’s work is currently featured in a solo exhibition at Blain|Southern in London (Intimate Works – through May 4, 2019), and will be featured in a solo exhibition at the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia opening June 30.

In 2011 Viola sat down with Christian Lund for the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in an expansive interview that touched on the artist’s earliest memories as a child, through the impact of his own spiritual path on his art, to the emotional resonance of sharing his mother’s death in his art.

Museums

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MUSEUMS: Leonor Antunes Sculptures Collaborate with Each Other

7:44

VAULT: Martin Puryear Explores Human Scale (1999)

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MUSEUMS: Laure Prouvost on Creating Immersive Work

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MUSEUMS: Tavares Strachan on Launching ENOCH into Space

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MUSEUMS: Radical Gestures of Painting Color

Galleries

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GALLERIES: Vincent Tiley – Abstract Expression of Queer Desire

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GALLERIES: Njideka Akunyili Crosby Inhabits Multiple Spaces

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GALLERIES: Rare Robert Rauschenberg Series in Salzburg

Sponsor
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GALLERIES: Idris Khan Is Interested in Traces Left Behind

Sponsor
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GALLERIES: Tal R Is Just Like a Bird

Studios

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VAULT: Peter Campus Hates “Three Transitions” (1973)

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STUDIOS: Arthur Jafa on Black Visual Expressivity

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STUDIOS: Philippe Parreno Doesn’t Completely Give Up Control

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STUDIOS: Lauren Halsey Keeps Adding Layers

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VAULT: Kenny Scharf Doesn’t Need Permission (2012)

Community

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LONGFORM: Sarah Green on Public Funding for the Arts

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COMMUNITY: Risa Puno Explores the Privilege of Escape

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LONGFORM: For Jannis Kounellis, Art Is Drawing Life

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COMMUNITY: Nothing is Certain with Cathy Wilkes

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VAULT: Keith Haring Chats in Milwaukee (1983)

Market

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MARKET: Making Old New Again at Kunstmuseum Basel

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MARKET: Is Georg Baselitz the Greatest Living Painter?

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MARKET: Frieze New York Opens Up Diálogos

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MARKET: Yves Klein Shows Us the Immaterial

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MARKET: Jeremy Couillard Collaborates with Code