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"Bill Viola: Going Forth By Day"
2002-02-09 until 2002-05-05
Guggenheim Museum, Berlin
Bill Viola, one of our leading contemporary artists, has been a pioneer in the use of video and the exploration of the moving image, creating single-channel videotapes, installations, and a range of artworks that reflect his deep engagement with art history, spirituality, and conceptual as well as perceptual issues.
Viola studied at Syracuse University in New York in the early 1970s, and his experimentation with electronic arts led him to produce works of sound art as well as video installation. Viola's early contact with Nam June Paik, David Tudor, and other influential sound and video artists encouraged him to continue working with video, and he went on to create numerous single-channel works and installations both in the United States and abroad.