Miami - Exhibition

Bill Viola: Liber Insularum

Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami – MOCA NOMI

05 Dec 201203 Mar 2013

The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) North Miami presents a major exhibition of work by Bill Viola, recognized as one of the pioneers and leading practitioners of video art. Bill Viola: Liber Insularum will be on view through March 3, 2013.

The exhibition is presented as part of MOCA’s Knight Exhibition Series. It was first shown last year at Sala de Arte Contemporaneo del Gobierno de Canarias (Spain). The exhibition is organized in collaboration with Bill Viola Studio and is curated by Roc Laseca.

An iconic contemporary artist who draws from Eastern and Western spiritual traditions, Bill Viola is known for creating immersive video installations that explore such universally human subjects as birth, death, and the nature of consciousness. His exhibition at MOCA North Miami is inspired by The Book of the Islands of the Archipelago, authored by the Florentine ecclesiastic Cristoforo Buondelmonti in the 15th century. The works featured in Liber Insularum (The Book of Islands) use this historic text as a reference point to engage with distinctly modern themes of spiritual isolation in a 21st-century global landscape. Many of the works in the exhibition were produced after Viola’s last retrospective in 1997 at the Whitney Museum of American Art.

  • Bill Viola, The Quintet of The Astonished, 2000Bill Viola, The Quintet of The Astonished, 2000
  • Bill Viola, Three Women, 2008. Performers: Anika, Cornelia, Helena Ballent. Photo: Kira PerovBill Viola, Three Women, 2008. Performers: Anika, Cornelia, Helena Ballent. Photo: Kira Perov
  • Bill Viola, The Raft, 2004. Production Still. Photo: Kira PerovBill Viola, The Raft, 2004. Production Still. Photo: Kira Perov

Related Artists

Bill Viola

Bill Viola

Curators

Roc Laseca

Contacts & Details

OPENING:
tue, wed, thu, fri, sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm; sat 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm

CLOSING DAYS:
mon

ADMISSION:
5$; reduced 3$

ESTABLISHED:
1981

SPACE:
2150m² m2

OWNER/DIRECTOR:
Colebrook-Williams Natasha


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