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Welcome to the official BILL VIOLA website

Welcome to the official BILL VIOLA website
Ancestors, 2012 Color High-Definition video on plasma display mounted vertically on wall Performers: Kwesi Dei, Sharon Ferguson Photo: Kira Perov Visitation, 2008 Color High-Definition video on plasma display mounted on wall Performers: Pam Blackwell and Weba Garretson Photo: Kira Perov Ocean Without a Shore, 2007 Video/sound installation Color High-Definition video triptych, two 65” plasma screens, one 103” screen mounted vertically, six loudspeakers (three pairs stereo sound) Room dimensions variable Performer: Blake Viola Installation view, Church of San Gallo, Venice Photo: Thierry Bal Ocean Without a Shore is currently on view at Pennsylvania Acadeny of Fine Arts in Philadelphia. Visit their website for details. The Crossing, 1996 Video/sound installation

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Bill Viola: The Passions Bill Viola: The Passions 29 July – 6 November 2005 Introduction | The Passions | Viola by night – ART-TALKS-FILMS-MUSIC Dolorosa 2000 video diptych on two freestanding hinged LCD flat panels Collection of the artist © Bill Viola, Photograph: Kira Perov more detail The National Gallery of Australia presents Bill Viola: The Passions, a mesmerising exhibition of recent works by the internationally-renowned American video and sound installation artist. Akseli Gallen-Kallela Akseli Gallen-Kallela (26 April 1865 – 7 March 1931) was a Swedish-speaking Finnish painter who is best known for his illustrations of the Kalevala, the Finnish national epic (illustration, below). His work was considered very important for the Finnish national identity. He changed his name from Gallen to Gallen-Kallela in 1907. Life[edit]

Rem Koolhaas Rem Koolhaas (Rotterdam, 1944) founded OMA in 1975 together with Elia and Zoe Zenghelis and Madelon Vriesendorp. He graduated from the Architectural Association in London and in 1978 published Delirious New York: A Retroactive Manifesto for Manhattan. In 1995, his book S,M,L,XL summarized the work of OMA in "a novel about architecture". He heads the work of both OMA and AMO, the research branch of OMA, operating in areas beyond the realm of architecture.

Codex Seraphinianus: A new edition of the strangest book in the world In October Rizzoli will be republishing what is regarded by many to be the strangest book in the world, the Codex Seraphinianus. The Codex is unlike other historically well-known strange books (such as the Voynich Manuscript), in that the author of the book is not only known (Luigi Serafini is his name), he’s still alive. But the book is just so damned strange that it has accumulated a veritable industry of speculation about its meaning, deeper origins, and whether the language in which it is written actually has any syntax or not. Serafini has said relatively little about it himself over the years, and denies that the script has any meaning, but no one really believes that, including me. Nottingham Contemporary (Nottingham, UK) « Caruso St John Architects 2004–2009Location: Nottingham, GBClient: Nottingham City CouncilProject Status: Built Caruso St John were selected to design Nottingham’s new Centre for Contemporary Art through an international competition in 2004. The artistic ambition of the project, encompassing object based visual art and time based performance art, has its origins in the artist run spaces of down town New York in the late 1960s, and in the work of artists like Gordon Matta Clark and Trisha Brown, whose work was directly engaged with the spaces of the city. The site for the new building is in a part of central Nottingham called the Lace Market, whose history and built form has parallels with the cast iron district of New York, giving the Centre a loose cultural connection to its site. The exterior of the Centre takes its inspiration from the amazing 19th century buildings of Nottingham, and in particular, from the impressive façades of the Lace Market.

New contemporary galleries Bill Viola, stills from Observance 2002 and Memoria 2002. John Kaldor Family Collection at the Art Gallery of NSW © Bill Viola USA, b1951A pioneer in video as art, Viola has commented that, after years of working with the medium, he experiences time as a ‘palpable substance’. His video works and audiovisual installations explore fundamental aspects of the human experience. Nana Nauwald Nana Nauwald Visual Artist, Author, Lecturer. Stations of her art life:University training for teaching art, restorator of paintings,Art studio in Kronberg/Ts and Frankfurt/MVisiting professor at the “ University of Art Braunschweig ”Art studio in the Lüneburg Heath, northern Germany Intensive study visits to Nigeria, Nepal, North – and South-America which influences deeply her art-work

Expressionism Expressionism and the Second Viennese School Composers: Arnold Schoenberg (1874-1951), Alban Berg (1885-1935), Anton Webern (1883-1945) Arnold Schoenberg, creator of the twelve-tone system (or, dodecaphony): "I personally hate to be called a revolutionist, which I am not. What I did was neither revolution nor anarchy." Style: Atonality, Serialism and Twelve-tone composition [Dodecaphony] Every Week, 2 Anonymous Students Sneak Into A Classroom And Proceed To Blow Everyone's Mind According to CCAD every week two anonymous intruders have been sneaking into classrooms on campus, leaving some cool chalkboard messages with the signature, #dangerdust. It captured the attention of the students and are now shared far and wide through social media. One of the students were lucky enough to get an interview with #dangerdust. “It’s definitely a passion,” they agreed. “I think we’re tired of the computer, and [chalking] gives us motivation.” “I remember the first couple [chalkboards] we did, I didn’t think anything was going to happen, [but] people were like, ‘Yeah, I’ve seen that on Instagram!’”

archdaily A year after the completion of Therme Vals [1996], renowned minimalist architect, Peter Zumthor completed the design of Kunsthaus Bregenz [1997]. The Kunsthaus museum in Bregenz, Austria is always in a constant state of flux always changing its exhibition spaces to accommodate international contemporary art. Zumthor’s minimalist design adapts its spaces to the art that is showcased in its exhibits creating a coexisting and redefining relationship between art and architecture. The Kunsthaus Bregenz has two main principles to their permanent collection: archives of art architecture and a collection of Contemporary art, which complements the changing exhibition spaces. The museum strives to be the intersection of art and architecture that opens itself to culture and international influence. More on the Kunsthaus Bregenz after the break.

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