From 5 March 2022 to 26 July 2022
Icons of light is the title of the next exhibition at Palazzo Bonaparte which, from 5 March 2022, will pay tribute to the greatest video-art artist of the 1970s to date: Bill Viola.
In the refined rooms that once belonged to Madama Letizia Ramolino Bonaparte, Napoleon's mother, visitors will be enveloped by the magic of Viola's works, hypnotised by the images of masterpieces such as Ascension (2000) and the famous Water Portraits (2015).
The exhibition project, curated by Kira Perov and featuring 10 works by Bill Viola, represents a moment of reflection on the conceptual hyperbole of the American artist who, for over 40 years, has been creating works that constantly address the life/death dichotomy and are inextricably linked by the contrasts between East and West.
The works in the exhibition represent an emblematic synthesis of Viola's work, a temporal space that also portrays the historical development of video art itself: through the best known video installations and video projections, the retrospective narrates what can be defined as the artist's most intimate and spiritual journeys through the electronic medium...