"It is a different nature that speaks to the camera that he speaks in the eye"
— Walter Benjamin

Bill Viola: Déserts, 1994

Bill Viola afternoon: Proyección de vídeos

Night Bill Viola at the Palau, the Liceu and La Pedrera

Wednesday, 04.12.19 - de 18 a 01 h

Exhibition dedicated to Bill Viola at the Fundació Catalunya La Pedrera
Free session

Bill Viola. Mirrors of the Unseen
The exhibition offers an extensive survey of the career of this artist, who has evolved in tandem with the advances in video technology over the last 40 years. The selection of works includes major pieces from Viola’s early days, such as The Reflecting Pool (1977-1979), to more recent creations, among them Martyrs (Earth, Air, Fire, Water), commissioned by St. Paul’s Cathedral in London and inaugurated in 2014.


Screenings at the Gran Teatre del Liceu
Free session

Bill Viola: Isolde’s Ascension, 2005
Bill Viola: Tristan’s Ascension, 2005
Bill Viola: Fire Woman, 2005
Bill Viola: Passage in the Night, 2005
Bill Viola: Becoming Light, 2005


Screenings at the Palau de la Música
Free session. Concert Hall

Bill Viola: The Crossing, 1996
Bill Viola: The Messenger, 1996
Bill Viola: Inverted Birth, 2014

Bill Viola, guest artist