Talks & Readings

Walter Annenberg Annual Lecture: Bill Viola

TUE, Oct 27, 2009
7 pm

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A pioneer in the medium of video art, Bill Viola has been instrumental in establishing video as a vital form of contemporary art. Often drawing on religious iconography and historical narratives, Viola’s work exhibits a simple and elegant beauty that exceeds the complex technology of its presentation. As he states, “It only takes an instant for an impression to become a vision.” In this fifth Annenberg Lecture, Viola will speak about his work in conversation with Adam D. Weinberg, the Whitney’s Alice Pratt Brown Director.

In honor of the late Walter H. Annenberg, philanthropist, patron of the arts, and former ambassador, the Whitney Museum established the Walter Annenberg Annual Lecture to advance this country's understanding of its art and culture. In this fifth Annenberg Lecture, Bill Viola speaks about his work in conversation with Adam D. Weinberg, the Whitney's Alice Pratt Brown Director.

Admission is free, but registration is required. Seating is first-come, first-served.


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