From 2019/10/04 to 2020/01/05

BILL VIOLA. Visitation

Visitation, 2008
Temporary exhibition at the Episcopal Museum of Vic
October 4, 2019 - January 5, 2020

The Museu Episcopal de Vic temporary exhibits a work by Bill Viola, one of the most prominent and renowned artists in the international art scene. The work is part of the exhibition «Bill Viola. Mirrors of the Unseen» that can be seen in La Pedrera-Casa Milà in Barcelona, which offers an extensive survey of the career of this artist.

Bill Viola (New York, 1951) is one of the most notable and renowned artists on the international scene. Regarded as a pioneer of video art, he uses sophisticated audiovisual technologies with great mastery to explore and express his constant interest in what it means to be human and in the transitory nature of life. In his work, Viola addresses universal themes such as birth, death, pain, grief, redemption and the passing of time, clearing the way for the senses to channel feelings and to generate particular moods. In his wordless creations, the image is felt and heard, and stirs and reveals deep emotions.

The Museu Episcopal de Vic exhibits the work «Visitation» in dialogue with the Romanesque and Gothic works that tell us about everything Viola also reveals us. A fascinating dialogue between the artist's sensibility and our works that are more than seven and eight centuries apart in time. As Viola himself showed us when in 2009 he visited the museum thinking about this project, and he was absolutely seduced by those works of deep religious sense.

Concurrently with this presentation in La Pedrera-Casa Milà, a number of Viola’s other works will be featured in a series of partner cultural institutions in order to increase the reach of the exhibition, both in the city of Barcelona—the Palau de Música Catalana concert hall and the Gran Teatre del Liceu opera house—and elsewhere around the country—the Bòlit, Centre d’Art Contemporani. Girona, Montserrat Museum, the Museu Episcopal de Vic and PLANTA. Fundació Sorigué

Image: © Bill Viola Studio

Museu Episcopal de Vic
On the occasion of the exhibition "Bill Viola. Mirrors of the Unseen", La Pedrera- Casa Milà