Welcome to the online opening of the exhibition Bill Viola: Inner Journey on Tuesday 21 September 3:00–6:30 pm on Amos Rex’s Instagram & Facebook accounts @amoskonst
Amos Rex and Bill Viola Studio are delighted to present first major solo-show of ground-breaking media artist Bill Viola in Finland. Bill Viola’s immersive projections of mythically flowing waters and fires fill Amos Rex’s underground exhibition spaces 22 Sept 2021 – 27 Feb 2022.
Join us live @amoskonst Instagram or Facebook. A part of the programme will remain on view throughout the exhibition in Instagram TV and Facebook.
3:00 pm Welcoming words in English, Finnish & Swedish, Museum Director Kai Kartio.
4:00–4:15 pm Guided tour in Swedish. Curator of Education, Melanie Orenius.
5:00–5:15 pm Guided tour in Finnish. Curator of Education, Melanie Orenius.
6:00–6:30 pm Discussion in English: Kira Perov, executive director of Bill Viola Studio and Itha O’Neill, Amos Rex Senior Curator. NB: only on Instagram live.
Finnish time, EET; UTC+02:00
Bill Viola: Inner Journey
22 Sept 2021 – 27 Feb 2022
American Bill Viola (b. 1951) is one of the most acclaimed video and installation artists of our time. Over the course of his forty-five-year career, Viola has created an emotionally expressive body of work informed by art history, culture and religion. His works explore key themes of human existence: birth, life and death, and spirituality.
In the subterranean exhibition rooms of Amos Rex, Viola’s artistic register is on full display. Bill Viola: Inner Journey presents twelve works from the artist’s later period 1994–2015 and the video game The Night Journey, a collaboration between Bill Viola Studio and USC Game Innovation Lab. Alongside large immersive projections, the exhibition features serene installations of people lying submerged in water, intense expressions of spiritual rebirth, as well as smaller, intimate works that portray emotions and inner states.
Get your tickets in advance
Bill Viola: Inner Journey opens on Wednesday 22 September. Get your tickets to Bill Viola: Inner Journey in advance online. You can buy your tickets through our own ticket shop.