Interaction between the classic and the contemporary
All about Bill Viola. Electronic Renaissance, is a significant exhibition celebrating this unchallenged master of video art. The exhibition will immerse the visitor in space, music and sound as track the career of this artist from his early experimental work in the 1970s right up to his monumental installations of the 21st century.
Exploring spirituality, experience and perception, Viola probes humanity: people, bodies and faces are the leading players in his work with its poetic and strongly symbolic style in which man interacts with the forces and energies of nature such as water and fire, light and dark, the cycle of life and the cycle of rebirth.
But more importantly, the Renaissance setting of Palazzo Strozzi fuels mesmerising interaction between the classic and the contemporary by fostering innovative dialogue between Viola’s work and the masterpieces of the great masters of the past, from which he has drawn his inspiration and which have marked the development of his artistic vocabulary and style.
Bill Viola | copyright: Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi in collaboration with Bill Viola Studio