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Ocula 报告|Condo Shanghai 2019 展览看点 Ocula Report Ocula 报告|Condo Shanghai 2019 展览看点 11 Jul 2019 : Penny Liu for Ocula

即将于2019年7月13开幕的第二届 Condo Shanghai,联合上海7座画廊/艺术机构与14 家来自全球11个不同的城市,如东京、首尔、雅加达、巴尔的摩、洛杉矶、伦敦、纽约、危地马拉城、利马和墨西哥城,为实验性展览营造了一个更切实可行的国际环境。以下是Ocula的展览看点。周奥,《景观/对象WA》(2016)。橡木上固化油墨打印,左: 55.88 × 147.32 cm,中: 121.92 × 152.4 cm,右: 55.88 × 147.32 cm,图片提供:马凌画廊,上海。马凌画廊 × 80m2 Livia Benavides × LABOR × Proyectos Ultravioleta马凌画廊 |...

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Wong Ping: Hong Kong Fables Ocula Conversation Wong Ping: Hong Kong Fables

There is something irrepressibly compelling about the lewd animated videos of Wong Ping. Is it their flat surfaces rendered in popping colours? Or their dark narratives that resonate with the deepest recesses of the human psyche? They have been included in an impressive repertoire of group exhibitions in recent years, including One Hand Clapping at...

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Get Up, Stand Up Now: Generations of Black Creative Pioneers at Somerset House Ocula Report Get Up, Stand Up Now: Generations of Black Creative Pioneers at Somerset House 5 Jul 2019 : Jareh Das for Ocula

Get Up Stand Up Now: Generations of Black Creative Pioneers at Somerset House in London (12 June–15 September 2019) surveys more than half a century of black creativity in Britain and beyond across the fields of art, film, photography, music, design, fashion, and literature.Curated by Zak Ové, works by approximately 100 intergenerational black...

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Bill Viola

b. 1951, USA

Bill Viola (b.1951) is widely recognized as one of the leading video artists on the international scene. For over 30 years he has created videotapes, architectural video installations, sound environments, electronic music performances, and works for television broadcast. Viola’s video installations—total environments that envelop the viewer in image and sound—employ state-of-the-art technologies and are distinguished by their precision and direct simplicity. His single channel videotapes have been broadcast and presented cinematically around the world, while his writings have been published and anthologized for international readers.

Since the early 1970s, Viola has used video to explore the phenomena of sense perception as an avenue to self-knowledge. His works focus on universal human experiences—birth, death, the unfolding of consciousness—and have roots in both Eastern and Western art as well as spiritual traditions, including Zen Buddhism, Islamic Sufism, and Christian mysticism. He has been instrumental in the establishment of video as a vital form of contemporary art, and in so doing has helped to expand its scope in terms of technology, content, and historical reach.

Featured Artworks

Chris by Bill Viola contemporary artwork
Bill ViolaChris, 2012 Colour High-Definition video on a flat panel display mounted vertically on wall
122.9 x 69.9 x 7.2 cm
Kukje Gallery
Silent Mountain by Bill Viola contemporary artwork
Bill ViolaSilent Mountain, 2001 15 minutes (looped)
Eslite Gallery
Two Women by Bill Viola contemporary artwork
Bill ViolaTwo Women, 2008 Color high-definition video on plasma display mounted on wall 9:56 minutes, 37" plasma screen
81.8 x 46 cm
Kukje Gallery
Ablutions by Bill Viola contemporary artwork
Bill ViolaAblutions, 2005 Color video diptych on plasma display mounted vertically on wall, 7 min 1 sec
101.3 x 121.9 x 10.8 cm
Kukje Gallery

Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Bill Viola, Bill Viola at Kukje Gallery, Seoul
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5 March–3 May 2015 Bill Viola Bill Viola Kukje Gallery, Seoul
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Show, We Love Video This Summer at Pace Gallery, Beijing
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26 July–5 September 2014 Group Show We Love Video This Summer Pace Gallery, Beijing

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Jens Faurschou Ocula Conversation Jens Faurschou Co-founder, Faurschou Foundation

When American artist Robert Rauschenberg opened his first and last gallery exhibition in China, (he died shortly thereafter), it was with Galleri Faurschou in Beijing, owned by Danish collectors Jens Faurschou, and his now former wife, Luise. Jens Faurschou took Ai Weiwei to see the show and the acclaimed Chinese artist, impressed by both the...

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Bill Viola launches experimental art game, a cryptic ‘explorable video’ Related Press Bill Viola launches experimental art game, a cryptic ‘explorable video’ Wallpaper* : 25 July 2018

It is one the first ever experimental art games ever made and for the past decade, Bill Viola's The Night Journey has been exhibited in venues around the world as a work in progress. Now, Bill Viola Studio and USC Game Innovation Lab have launched the award-winning game worldwide on Mac and Windows PC (and on PlayStation in the US), marking the...

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Bill Viola: Installations at Deichtorhallen Hamburg Related Press Bill Viola: Installations at Deichtorhallen Hamburg Arte Fuse : 12 August 2017

The works of the California based artist, born in 1951, masterfully utilize sophisticated media technologies while exploring the spiritual and perceptual side of human experience, focusing on universal human themes − birth, death, the unfolding of consciousness − and have roots in both Eastern and Western art as well as their spiritual traditions.

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Dark arts: Bill Viola retrospective marks the Guggenheim Bilbao’s 20th anniversary Related Press Dark arts: Bill Viola retrospective marks the Guggenheim Bilbao’s 20th anniversary Wallpaper* : 4 July 2017

When the Guggenheim Bilbao first opened its doors on 19 October 1997, it presented an ambitious 300-piece survey of 20th-century art. One such work was Bill Viola's The Messenger (1996), a looped video installation in which a naked man slowly materialises from a vat of electric blue water. Upon surfacing, he takes a breath, only to descend again...

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Guggenheim Bilbao celebrates 20th birthday with Bill Viola Related Press Guggenheim Bilbao celebrates 20th birthday with Bill Viola The Art Newspaper : 30 June 2017

A major Bill Viola retrospective opening today (30 June) at the Museo Guggenheim Bilbao marks the US video artist's 'special connection' to the museum, says its director Juan Ignacio Vidarte. He describes the show, which runs until 9 November, as a highlight of the year-long programme of exhibitions and events honouring the 20th anniversary of the...

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In Video & Audio

Bill Viola Cameras are Soul Keepers Related Video & Audio Bill Viola Cameras are Soul Keepers Louisiana Channel : 14 December 2017

When video artist Bill Viola was 6 years old he fell into a lake, all the way to the bottom, to a place which seemed like paradise. 'There's more than just the surface of life.' Viola explains. 'The real things are under the surface'.

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