BILL VIOLA – THE MOVING PORTRAIT, WASHINGTON D.C.
Bill Viola – The Moving Portrait
National Portrait Gallery Washington
THE NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY, WASHINGTON, D.C. | NOV 18, 2016 – MAY 7, 2017
Bill Viola: The Moving Portrait—the National Portrait Gallery’s first exhibition entirely devoted to media art—offers a new interpretation of the work of the pioneering video artist as a career-long experimentation with portraiture. Long recognized for his groundbreaking use of video technologies, Viola creates poetic works that explore the spiritual and perceptual side of human experience and search for a deeper understanding of the world around us.
Bill Viola: The Moving Portrait sheds light on forty years of artistry and investigates the expansion of portraiture beyond likeness. The exhibition begins with Viola’s raw and unnerving self-portraits and culminates with some of the most poignant portrayals of the human life cycle, ultimately asking us to reimagine what we know about portraiture.
More information about the exhibition can be found at the National Portrait Gallery’s website.
For inquiries regarding Bill Viola, please contact Annie Stuart at firstname.lastname@example.org or 212.714.9500