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Viola, Bill 1951-

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Most widely held works by Bill Viola
The art of Bill Viola by Chris TOWNSEND( Book )

7 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 625 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The American video and installation artist Bill Viola is one of the most popular artists in the world today. Significatnly, at a time when an artist's importance is oftern conferred by small groups of experts and cognoscenti, Viola's rich imagery touches a nerve with large international audiences. His is an art of everyman; work that is profoundly spiritual and never afraid to make the big statement. That statement is often about human life and its relation to the universe, to the soul and human spirit, to nature and to death. Viola is one of those rare artist whose work makes us awae of our nature as human beings. He returns art to what were once it fundamental concerns: he gives it a relevance to the emotional and spiritual lives of ordinary people. But Viola's art is also an art of our own time: despite this interest in 'old-fashioned' values, this work is produced with the most innovative, most modern of media." - back cover
I do not know what it is I am like by Bill Viola( Visual )

61 editions published between 1986 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A series of video images documenting artist Bill Viola's personal investigation into the inner states, and his exploration of human connections to animal consciousness
The passing by Bill Viola( Visual )

57 editions published between 1986 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A restless sleeper dreams of death, drowning, his family, and various primal experiences
Hatsu Yume = First dream by Bill Viola( Visual )

30 editions published between 1981 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Japanese consider the first dream (hatsu yume) of the new year, to be especially portentous. Bill Viola is a video artist concerned with the mystical aspects of physics and optical transformations. Here he plays with perspective and time, making connections between the flow of light and the flow of water. He shows us the cycle of a day that begins in light and ends in light illuminating the darkness, a cycle that metaphorically symbolizes the cycle of time and creation
A world of art : works in progress( Visual )

10 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the work of a number of contemporary American artists
Bill Viola( Visual )

7 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A pioneer of video art in the 1970s, Bill Viola has spent three decades creating evocative motion-picture and sound installations. This program gets inside his creative process, recording his reflections on his life and work."--Container
Bill Viola : selected works by Bill Viola( Visual )

27 editions published between 1976 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of video art represents Bill Viola's four most acclaimed videotapes. Each is structured around a solitary movement, moment or phenomenon through which Viola explores the nature of video, the categories of perception, the cognitive and spiritual inner life of the witness
Processing the signal( Visual )

5 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary made in America in 1988 and 1989 that brings together some of the most innovatory artists of program art - Bill Viola, Nam June Paik, Kit Fitzgerald, Paul Garrin, John Sanborn, Marie Perillo and Zbigniew Rybczynski among others. Covering program installations, 'satellite art,' program performance and the penetration of program art into conventional television, Processing the Signal is a discussion about these artists' ideas and opinions
What is cinema?( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chuck Workman is best known for creating unforgettable Oscar montage sequences and for his award-winning documentaries. Here he demonstrates his command of cinematic language, creating a visual essay out of clips from films that pushed the boundaries of the art form and gave us ideas of what the future might hold. Includes new and archival interviews with eclectic filmmakers
Bill Viola : the eye of the heart by Mark Kidel( Visual )

14 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this documentary, "Viola talks passionately about his life and the events and artistic influences that have driven his work: from his childhood memory of near-drowning, to the artistic exploration and political activism of his youth, and on to the death of his mother. The film explores as well the connection between Viola's work and the mystical traditions of East and West"--Container
Bill Viola : reflections( Book )

6 editions published in 2012 in Italian and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American artist Bill Viola (born 1951) is one of the most renowned video artists in the world, a major figure standing somewhat apart from others whose artistic expression is enabled by - and inseparable from - New Media technology. This book is published to coincide with an exhibition at Villa Panza in Varese, Italy of selected works produced between the late 1970s and 2008, works chosen to exemplify Viola's central preoccupation with human consciousness and experience, as well as his interest in mysticism and symbolism, from both East and West. Viola's relative eschewal of computer editing and use of extreme slow motion imbue his video installations with almost painterly qualities.0Exhibition: Villa Panza, Varese, Italy (12.03.-28.10.2012)
Bill Viola [exposition], Paris, Grand Palais, Galeries nationales, 5 mars-21 juillet 2014 by Bill Viola( Book )

6 editions published in 2014 in French and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Génie de l'art vidéo, Bill Viola a construit tout son oeuvre autour de la perception sensorielle de la condition humaine. De la naissance à la mort, il interroge le temps, la conscience, le souffle, et les trempe aux sources des grands mystiques, en écho à Bosch ou à Giotto. La métaphysique qu'il donne à vivre peint la solitude, le vieillissement ou le rapport à l'autre. Bill Viola nous raconte. À l'occasion de la première rétrospective que la France consacre à cet immense artiste américain, le Grand Palais vous tend ce livre miroir. C'est un catalogue interactif, un livre, à voir et à entendre, pour se connaître soi-même."--Page 4 of cover
Bill Viola : frustrated actions and futile gestures( Book )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reasons for knocking at an empty house : writings 1973-1994 by Bill Viola( Book )

26 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Met chronologie, bibliografie en register
Bill Viola : the passions by Bill Viola( Book )

15 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catalogus bij een tentoonstelling van werk van de Amerikaanse videokunstenaar (1951- )
Bill Viola : Europäische Einsichten = Bill Viola : European insights : Werkbetrachtungen/reflections on the work of Bill Viola by Bill Viola( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and German and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stations - Bill Viola : [zur Ausstellung Stations - Bill Viola, im Museum für Neue Kunst, vom 16. April - 1. Oktober 2000] by Bill Viola( Book )

5 editions published in 2000 in German and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bill Viola by Josée Bélisle( Book )

4 editions published in 1993 in English and French and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I do not know what it is I am like : a videotape by Bill Viola( Visual )

6 editions published between 1986 and 2001 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Investigates man's inner states and connections to animal consciousness. Images of striking clarity, depth and beauty, woven within a subtle fabric of natural sound, evoke a timeless view of the natural world and our place in it
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
The art of Bill Viola
Reasons for knocking at an empty house : writings 1973-1994Bill Viola : the passionsBill Viola : Europäische Einsichten = Bill Viola : European insights : Werkbetrachtungen/reflections on the work of Bill ViolaBill Viola : [anlässlich der Ausstellung "Bill Viola", organisiert vom Whitney Museum of American Art, LosAngeles County Museum of Art, 2. November 1997-11. Januar 1998 ... The Art Institute of Chicago, 16. Oktober 1999-9. Januar 2000]Bill ViolaBill Viola : the passionsGoing forth by day
Alternative Names
Bill Viola

Bill Viola Amerikaans kunstenaar

Bill Viola amerikanischer Video- und Installationskünstler

Bill Viola amerikansk konstnär

Bill Viola amerikansk kunstnar

Bill Viola amerikansk kunstner

Bill Viola artista statunitense

Bill Viola artiste vidéaste

Viola 1951-

Viola, Bill

Viola Billas

Viola, William

Viola, William 1951-

Бил Виола

Билл Виола

Біл Вайола

ביל ויולה

بيل فيولا

بیل ویولا هنرمند آمریکایی

ヴィオラ, ビル


English (358)

German (42)

French (10)

Italian (6)

Spanish (1)