Bill Viola to have first Paris retrospective
US video artist's show to run along with Robert Mapplethorpe survey at Grand Palais in February
By Gareth Harris. Web only
Published online: 12 December 2013
The first retrospective in France dedicated to the star US video artist Bill Viola is due to open at the historic Grand Palais in Paris next spring (5 March-21 July). The exhibition, which is co-organised by the French cultural government body, Réunion des musées nationaux—-Grand Palais, and Bill Viola’s own studio, will include 20 large-scale film works and installations from the past four decades including Reflecting Pool, 1977-79, The Sleep of Reason, 1988 and Going Forth By Day, 2002.
A concurrent exhibition devoted to the late US photographer Robert Mapplethorpe will also open at the Grand Palais (26 March-14 July) comprising 200 works including early 1970s polaroid shots and photographic still-lifes of the 1980s.
The Art Newspaper understands, meanwhile, that a major exhibition of works by the late Malian photographer Seydou Keïta is due to open at the Grand Palais in November 2015.
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