July 16 – October 30, 2022
The Museum der Moderne Salzburg pays tribute to Bill Viola (New York, NY, US, 1951—Long Beach, CA, US), one of the world’s most renowned contemporary video artists, with a grand exhibition surveying his body of work, which now spans five decades. In powerful visuals, his creations grapple with existential human themes such as life, transformation, death, and rebirth. Art, Viola believes, is a humanistic dialogue with the viewers and a reflection on being-in-the world that has the potential to renew the human spirit. In this way, he creates works of visionary poetics that unite the spiritual with the aesthetic. In our current age of uncertainties and wrenching change, his art, which revolves around the question of who we are in the world and who we are for each other, is more relevant than ever. Produced in close collaboration with Bill Viola Studio, the solo exhibition is the first presentation of Viola’s imposing oeuvre at an Austrian museum.
The exhibition is accompanied by a publication in both English and German, which can be bought here.
The short guide to the exhibition can be downloaded here.