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In the past twenty years, a period represented by nine of the ten works of Bill Viola in this exhibition, Viola emerged not only as a pioneer in the field of media arts, but perhaps even more so as one as of the most important and revered artists of our time.

Press Release

Bill Viola has been investigating the mysteries of the human condition for more than forty years, employing video technology as a medium that during those decades evolved at a rapid pace. Each work seduces us with its hint of a grand narrative at work, a promise to reveal to us something we don’t already know about birth, death, fear, desire, or reality. Certainly the works are enigmatic, but …

Bill Viola has been investigating the mysteries of the human condition for more than forty years, employing video technology as a medium that during those decades evolved at a rapid pace. Each work seduces us with its hint of a grand narrative at work, a promise to reveal to us something we don’t already know about birth, death, fear, desire, or reality. Certainly the works are enigmatic, but with their lush visual clarity, and with the presence of humans and human agency, with some conflict being confronted, the viewers feel compelled to search for the story.

The works are like koans with …

Location

Baltalimanı Hisar Cad. Perili Köşk No:5 34470 Rumeli Hisarı/Sarıyer
Istanbul, TR