From 10th March to 23rd July 2017, Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi presents Bill Viola, “Electronic Renaissance”, a great exhibition celebrating the undisputed master of contemporary video art. In a unified exhibition path between Piano Nobile and Strozzina, the exposition recalls – through impressive experiences of immersion in space, picture and sound – the career of the artist, from the very first experimentations in the 70s up to the great installations after the 2000s.
Exploring spirituality, experience and perception, Viola investigates humankind: people, bodies, faces are the protagonists of his works, marked by a poetic and highly symbolic style in which man is called upon to interact with strength and energies from nature such as water and fire, light and darkness, the cycle of life and new birth.
In the renaissance context of Palazzo Strozzi takes place an amazing dialog between ancient and contemporary through an unprecedented direct comparison between Viola’s works and the masterpieces of great masters of the past that inspired him and marked the evolution of his language.
This is, thus, a celebration of the special relationship between Bill Viola and Florence. This is where the artist started his career when, between 1974 and 1976 he was the technical director of art/tapes22, a video production and documentation center.
Viola’s relationship with art and history is enhanced through important collaborations with museums and institutions such as the Grande Museo del Duomo, the Gallerie degli Uffizi and the Museo di Santa Maria Novella in Florence, but also with the towns of Empoli and Arezzo.
Don’t miss this exhibition during your stay in Florence.
Info: Palazzo Strozzi, Piazza degli Strozzi, Florence
- Exhibition opening hours
Everyday including holidays 10 am – 8 pm
Thursday 10 am – 11 pm
Phone +39 055 2645155
Monday to Friday 9 am – 1 pm / 2 pm – 6 pm
Phone +39 055 2469600