Rumour has it that video artist extraordinaire Bill Viola will be part of a three-person exhibition coming to the Royal Ontario Museum in June 2009!
The exhibition will, apparently, be mounted by the ICC at the ROM in response to the upcoming exhibition of sixteen of the Dead Sea Scrolls. We hear that the curator has chosen one Christian artist, one Jewish artist and one Muslim artist for the show.
Viola is renowned for his powerful, slow motion video works that often re-create Biblical scenes as depicted in Renaissance paintings. They are grand, powerful and almost unbelievably well-produced.
In addition to representing the U.S. at the Venice Biennale in 1995, Viola’s work has been exhibited at the world’s top galleries: the National Gallery, London, Guggenheim Berlin, Guggenheim New York, Whitney Museum of American Art, Getty Los Angeles, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
More details coming soon, including an interview with one of the artists…stay tuned!