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Bill Viola at Palazzo Strozzi

The Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi will be introducing the Florentine public to Bill Viola in a great exhibition celebrating this unchallenged master of contemporary video art, running from 10 March to 23 July 2017, with works covering his long career and interacting with the architecture of Palazzo Strozzi and with celebrated mastepieces of the Renaissance.

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The Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi will be introducing the Florentine public to Bill Viola in a great exhibition celebrating this unchallenged master of contemporary video art, running from 10 March to 23 July 2017, with works covering his long career and interacting with the architecture of Palazzo Strozzi and with celebrated mastepieces of the Renaissance.

The retrospective, curated by Arturo Galansino and Kira Perov, is a unique event reviewing a career invariably marked by a combination of intense technological research and deep aesthetic reflection, stretching from his early experiments with video in the 1970s right up to the large installations of the 2000s that have drawn the public’s attention with their strong impact on the senses. In a totally unprecedented layout, the exhibition will also use the Renaissance context of Palazzo Strozzi to fuel an extraordinary dialogue between the classic and the contemporary through direct interaction between Viola’s work and masterpieces by the old masters of the past that have served as sources of inspiration for this American artist and marked the development of his style.