Pioneer in using video and exploring the moving image,
The exhibition Bill Viola: A Retrospective makes a complete tour of his career, thematically and chronologically, starting with his first pieces, made in the seventies—such as The Reflecting Pool (1977–79)—until coming to his more recent installations, enormous in size—among which are Going Forth By Day (2002), Fire Woman (2005), Tristan’s Ascension (2005), The Dreamers (2013) and Inverted Birth (2014).
This important retrospective (30.06.2017 - 09.11.2017) will reveal to the public the transformation to have taken place in Viola’s language, as well as the progressive technological sophistication adopted by his works. Intensely appealing to the senses, the work of the North American artist offers a spiritual reflection on the transcendence and temporary nature of human life. (Text: Guggenheim Bilbao)