Published by Royal Academy of Arts. Text by Martin Clayton, Kira Perov.
At first glance, there may appear to be more to separate Michelangelo (1475–1564) and Bill Viola (born 1951) than to unite them: one, the great master of the Italian Renaissance; the other, the creator of state-of-the-art immersive sound and video installations. And yet, when Martin Clayton showed the Queen’s unsurpassed collection of Michelangelo drawings to Viola at Windsor in 2006, parallels began to emerge. This book presents a new perspective on both artists’ works. Stills and sequences from 10 works by Viola—spanning over 30 years of his career—are reproduced alongside 14 of Michelangelo’s drawings, as well as the Taddei Tondo, a treasure of the Royal Academy’s collection. Texts by Martin Clayton examine how existential concerns—the preoccupation of many Renaissance artists, not least Michelangelo—are explored in Viola’s often profoundly moving video installations, while Kira Perov, Viola’s wife and collaborator, provides insight into Viola’s working processes.
Published by Silvana Editorale. Edited by Anna Bernardini. Text by Maria Rosa Sossai, Salvatore Settis.
American artist Bill Viola (born 1951) is one of the most renowned video artists in the world, a major figure standing somewhat apart from others whose artistic expression is enabled by--and inseparable from--New Media technology. Bill Viola: Reflections is published to coincide with an exhibition at Villa Panza in Varese, Italy of selected works produced between the late 1970s and 2008, works chosen to exemplify Viola’s central preoccupation with human consciousness and experience, as well as his interest in mysticism and symbolism, from both East and West. Viola’s relative eschewal of computer editing and use of extreme slow motion imbue his video installations with almost painterly qualities. With 48 reproductions in color, Bill Viola: Reflections also includes a previously unpublished interview with the artist.
BOOK FORMAT Paperback, 6.5 x 9.5 in. / 128 pgs / 48 color / 14 bw.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 4/30/2013 Out of print
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: SPRING 2013 p. 119
PRODUCT DETAILS ISBN 9788836623570TRADE List Price: $35.00 CDN $40.00
Published by Guggenheim Museum Publications. Introduction by John G. Hanhardt.
Widely recognized as the leading video artist of our time, Bill Viola employs sophisticated state-of-the-art technologies to create installations that envelop the viewer in image and sound. In his newest and most evocative work--exhibited first at the Deutsche Guggenheim Berlin and in this accompanying catalogue--an ordered sequence of allegorical fresco-like images immerse the viewer in a total aesthetic, sensory and philosophical experience. Includes an interview with the artist.