Bill Viola
Five Angels for the Millennium, 2001
i. Departing Angel
ii. Birth Angel
iii. Fire Angel
iv. Ascending Angel
v. Creation Angel

Video/sound installation
Five channels of color video projection on walls in large, dark room; stereo sound for each projection
Photo:
Kira Perov


BIBLIOGRAPHY

BOOKS, CATALOGUES (SELECTED)

1983  

Bill Viola
(exh. cat.). Curator Dany Bloch. Texts by Anne-Marie Duguet, John G. Hanhardt, Kathy Rae Huffman, Suzanne Page and Bill Viola; interview with the artist by Deirdre Boyle. Paris: Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris. In French and English.

1985 

 “Bill Viola: Statements by the Artist” in Summer 1985 (exh. cat.). Curator Julia Brown. Texts by Bill Viola. Los Angeles: Museum of Contemporary Art.

1987

London, Barbara, ed. Bill Viola: Installations and Videotapes (exh. cat.). Texts by J. Hoberman, Donald Kuspit, Barbara London and Bill Viola. New York: The Museum of Modern Art.

1988     

Zeitlin, Marilyn A., ed. Bill Viola: Survey of a Decade (exh. cat.). Texts by Deirdre Boyle, Kathy Rae Huffman, Christopher Knight, Michael Nash, Joan Seeman Robinson, Gene Youngblood, Bill Viola and Marilyn A. Zeitlin. Houston: Contemporary Arts Museum.

1989     

Bill Viola: The City of Man
(exh. brochure). Text by Catherine S. Mayes. Brockton, Mass MA: Brockton Art Museum/Fuller Memorial.

Bill Viola: Razones Para Llamar a la Puerta de Una Casa Vacia (exh. brochure). Texts by Anne-Marie Duguet, Catherine Elwes and Bill Viola. Seville, Spain: Junta de Andalucía/Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Sevilla. In Spanish.

1990     

Loisy, Jean de, ed. Bill Viola: The Sleep of Reason (exh. cat.). Texts by Jean de Loisy and Bill Viola. Jouy-en-Josas, France: Fondation Cartier pour l'Art Contemporain. In French.

1992     

Syring, Marie Luise, ed. Bill Viola: Unseen Images/Nie gesehene Bilder/Images jamais vues (exh. cat.). Texts by Rolf Lauter, Marie Luise Syring and Bill Viola; interview with the artist by Jörg Zutter. Düsseldorf: Kunsthalle Düsseldorf. In German, English and French. Reprinted and expanded for Spanish edition as Bill Viola: Más allá de la mirada (imágenes no vistas). Madrid: Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía.

Bill Viola: Slowly Turning Narrative (exh. cat.). Texts by Melissa E. Feldman, H. Ashley Kistler and Bill Viola. Philadelphia: Institute of Contemporary Art; Richmond: Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.

Emmerling, Leonhard and Susanne Kaeppele, eds. Bill Viola: Videos 1976–1991 (exh. cat.). Texts by Leonhard Emmerling and Christmut Prager. Mannheim, Germany: Cinema Quadrat e.V. In German.

1993     

Valentini, Valentina, ed. Bill Viola: Vedere con la mente e con il cuore. Texts by Valentina Valentini and Bill Viola; interview with the artist by Jörg Zutter, and interview with David A. Ross by Gianfranco Mantegna. Rome: Gangemi Editore. In Italian.

Bélisle, Josée, ed. Bill Viola (exh. cat.). Texts by Josée Bélisle and Bill Viola. Montreal: Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal. In French and English.

1994     

Pühringer, Alexander, ed. Bill Viola (exh. cat.). Texts by Freidemann Malsch, Celia Montolió, Otto Neumaier and Bill Viola; interview with the artist by Otto Neumaier and Alexander Pühringer. Salzburg: Salzburger Kunstverein. In German and English.

Bill Viola: Images and Spaces (exh. cat.). Introduction by Toby Camps; texts by Tina Yapelli and Bill Viola. Madison: Madison Art Center.

Bill Viola: Território do Invisível/Site of the Unseen (exh. cat.). Texts by Ivana Bentes, Marcello Dantas, Kathy Rae Huffman and Bill Viola; interview with the artist by Jörg Zutter. Rio de Janeiro: Magnetoscópio/Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil. In Portuguese and English.

Dantas, Marcello and Carlos Nader, directors. Bill Viola: Território do Invisível/Site of the Unseen (documentary). New York: Electronic Arts Intermix (distr.). In Portuguese and English. 26 minutes.

1995   

Zeitlin, Marilyn A., ed. Bill Viola: Buried Secrets/Segreti sepolti (exh. cat.). Texts by Bill Viola and Marilyn A. Zeitlin. Tempe, Arizona: Arizona State University Art Museum. In English and Italian. Reprinted and expanded as Bill Viola: Buried Secrets/Vergrabene Geheimnisse. Texts by Carl Haenlein, Susie Kalil, Bill Viola and Marilyn A. Zeitlin. Tempe, Arizona: Arizona State University Art Museum. Hannover, Germany: Kestner-Gesellschaft. In English and German.

Bill Viola, Reasons for Knocking at an Empty House: Writings 1973–1994. Edited by Robert Violette with Bill Viola. London: Thames & Hudson; Anthony d'Offay Gallery; Cambridge: MIT Press

1996     

Sparrow, Felicity, ed. Bill Viola: The Messenger (exh. cat.). Curator Bill Hall. Texts by David Jasper, Stuart Morgan and Bill Viola. Durham, UK: Chaplaincy to the Arts and Recreation in Northeast England.

Bill Viola: Stations (exh. cat). Texts by Martin Hentschel, Hannelore Paflik-Huber and Bill Viola. Stuttgart, Germany: Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart. In German and English.

1997     

Bill Viola
, A Twenty-Five-Year Survey (exh. cat.). Texts by David A. Ross and Bill Viola; conversation between Lewis Hyde and Bill Viola; visual documentation by Kira Perov. New York: Whitney Museum of American Art, and Paris: Flammarion. Stuttgart: Cantz, 1999. In German.

1999     

Lauter, Rolf, ed. Bill Viola: Europäische Einsichten|European Insights, Werkbetrachtungen|Reflections on the Work of Bill Viola. Introduction by Rolf Lauter; texts by Jean-Christophe Ammann, et al. Munich, London, New York: Prestel. In German and English.

2000     

Stations: Bill Viola
(exh. cat.). Introduction by Götz Adriani; texts by Reto Krüger, Ralph Melcher, Bill Viola and Dörte Zbikowski. Karlsruhe, Germany: Museum für Neue Kunst/ZKM. In German.

2002     

Bill Viola: Going Forth By Day
(exh. cat.). Curator John G. Hanhardt. Texts by Bill Viola; interview with the artist by John G. Hanhardt. Berlin: Deutsche Bank and New York: The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation. Separate books in English and German.

2003     

Bill Viola
(exh. cat.). Texts by David A. Ross, Susan Kalil and Bill Viola. Seoul: Kukje Gallery. In Korean and English.

Walsh,John, ed. Bill Viola: The Passions (exh.cat.). Texts by Peter Sellars, Bill Viola and John Walsh; conversation between Hans Belting and Bill Viola; visual documentation by Kira Perov. Los Angeles: The J. Paul Getty Museum in association with The National Gallery, London. Madrid: Fundación “la Caixa,” 2004. Spanish edition titled Bill Viola: Las Pasiones.

Kidel, Mark, director. Bill Viola: The Eye of the Heart (documentary). Bristol, UK: Calliope Media; and Delft, The Netherlands: C&S Entertainment, 2005.  59 minutes

Schmitz, Jeanette, Wolfgang Volz, eds. Five Angels: Bill Viola im Gasometer, Ein Projekt der RuhrTriennale (exh. cat.). Texts by Söke Dinkla, Friedhelm Mennekes, Jeanette Schmitz, Peter Sellars and Bill Viola. Essen: Klartext. In German and English.

2004     

Tristan und Isolde
(program, 2004-2005 season). Texts by Peter Sellars, et al. Paris: Opéra National de Paris. In French, English, German.

Townsend, Chris, ed. The Art of Bill Viola. Introduction by Christ Townshend Chris Townsend,texts by Cynthia Freeland, et al. London: Thames & Hudson. Milan: Bruno Mondadori, 2005. In Italian.  

Weevers, Arent. Spiritualiteit bij Bill Viola: Inleiding Mystieke Invloed Op Zijn Videokunst. Hengelo, The Netherlands: Arent Weevers. In Dutch.

2005     

Fargier, Jean-Paul. The Reflecting Pool de Bill Viola. Crisnée, France: Éditions Yellow     Now Côte films #2. In French. Rome: Bulzoni Editore, 2009. In Italian.

Krogh, Anna and Jens Erik Sorensen, eds. Bill Viola: Visions (exh. cat.). Texts by Anna Krogh, et al. Aarhus, Denmark: ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum. In Danish and English.

Jahnsen, Angeli. Kunst sehen ist sich selbst sehen: Christian Boltanski, Bill Viola. Berlin: Dietrich Reimer Verlag. In German.

2006     

Bill Viola: Night Journey
(exh. cat.). Texts by Piedad Solans and Bill Viola. Pollença, Majorca: Ajuntament de Pollença. In Catalan, Castillan and English.

Bill Viola: Love/Death: The Tristan Project (exh. cat.). Texts by Simon Grant and Bill Viola. London: Haunch of Venison.

Elliott, David and Akio Obigane, eds. Bill Viola: Hatsu-Yume (First Dream) (exh. cat.). Texts by David Elliott, David A. Ross, Bill Viola and John Walsh; interview with the artist and Kira Perov by Akio Obigane. Tokyo: Mori Art Museum and Tankosha Publishing Co., Ltd. In Japanese and English.

2007     

Bill Viola: Las Horas Invisibles
(exh. cat.). Curator José Librero Stals. Texts by David A. Ross, Bill Viola and John Walsh; conversation between Bill Viola, Otto Neumaier and Alexander Pühringer. Seville: Junta de Andalucía, Consejería de Cultura. In Spanish.

Brewinska, Maria, ed. Bill Viola (exh. cat.). Texts by Maria Brewinska, Benjamin Cope, Minoru Hatanaka, Jaroslaw Lubiak and Bill Viola. Warsaw: Zach?ta National Gallery of Art. In Polish and English.
 
2008     

Bill Viola: Transfigurations
(exh. cat.). Texts by Kelly Sidley and Bill Viola. Seoul: Kukje Gallery. In Korean and English.

Dufour, Sophie-Isabelle. L’image vidéo d’Ovide à Bill Viola. Paris: Archibooks. In French.

Garbini, Don Luigi.  Bill Viola: Study for The Path (exh.cat.). Milan: Artache. In Italian and English.

Perov, Kira, ed. Bill Viola: Visioni interiori (exh. cat.). Texts by Maria Gloria Conti Bicocchi, Kira Perov, Salvatore Settis, Valentina Valentini and Bill Viola. Rome: Palazzo delle Esposizioni, and Florence: Giunti Arte Mostre Musei. In Italian.

2009     

Perov, Kira, ed. Bill Viola: Bodies of Light (exh. cat.). Texts by James Cohan and Bill Viola.  New York: James Cohan Gallery.

2010     

Bill Viola per Capodimonte
(exh. cat.). Texts by Maria Gloria Conti Bicocchi, Angela Tecce, Mariella Utili, Valentina Valentini and Bill Viola.  Naples: Museo di Capodimonte. In Italian.         

Fleischer, Alain, ed. Thierry Kuntzel–Bill Viola: Deux Éternités Proches / Two Close Eternities (exh. cat.) Texts by Raymond Bellour, et al. Tourcoing: Le Fresnoy, Studio national des arts contemporains. In French and English.

2011     

Ferrari, Luigi, ed. Bill Viola: 10 opere video single chanel 1976–1994 (exh. cat.). Curator Franca Mancini. Texts by Bruno Cagli, Paolo Fabbri, David A. Ross and Bill Viola. Pesaro: Galleria di Franca Mancini, and Ravenna: Danilo Montanari Editore. In Italian and English.

Laseca, Roc, ed. La isla violada: ejercicios de nesolectura en torno a Bill Viola/ The Rapted Island: Neso-lecture excercises on Bill Viola (exh. cat.). Texts by Ramón Salas, et al. Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands: Gobierno de Canarias/Centros de Arte Contemporáneo. In Spanish and English.

Riedmatten, Henri de. Narcisse en eaux troubles: Francis Bacon, Bill Viola, Jeff Wall. Rome: L'Erma di Bretschneider. In French. English edition titled Narcissus in Troubled Waters: Francis Bacon, Bill Viola, Jeff Wall, 2014.

Utrera, Federico. Viola on Vídeo. Madrid: Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria/Hijos de Muley-Rubio.

2012     

Nordal, Bera, ed. Bill Viola: Water (exh. cat.). Text by Joanna Persman. Skärhamn, Sweden: The Nordic Watercolor Museum. In Swedish and English.

Bernardini, Anna, ed. Bill Viola: Reflections (exh. cat.). Texts by Salvatore Settis, Maria Rosa Sossai and Bill Viola. Milan: Silvana Editoriale.  In Italian and English.

2013     

Bill Viola: The Raft
(exh. cat.). Texts by Nicola Sodano, Marco Tonelli, Valentina Valentini and Bill Viola. Mantova: Publi Paolini. In Italian and English.

Perov, Kira, ed. Bill Viola: Frustrated Actions and Futile Gestures (exh. cat). Introduction by Mario Codognato, texts by Kira Perov and Bill Viola. London: Blain|Southern.

Bill Viola: Punto de Partida (exh. brochure). Texts by Marcello Dantas and Bill Viola. Buenos Aires: Parque de La Memoria/Monumento a Las Vicitmas del Terrorismo de Estado. In Spanish.

Fargier, Jean-Paul, director. Bill Viola, Expérience de l’Infini/ Experience of the Infinite (documentary). Paris: Réunion des musées nationaux­–Grand Palais. In French and English. 52 minutes

2014     

Neutres, Jérôme and Kira Perov, eds. Bill Viola (exh. cat.). Texts by Jérôme Neutres and Anne-Marie Duguet; interview with the artist and Kira Perov by Jérôme Neutres. Paris: Réunion de musées nationaux–Grand Palais. In
French. Abridged version without essays, “L’Album de l’Exposition, in French and English.

Bill Viola: Passions (exh. brochure). Texts by Martin Brauen, Kathleen Bühler and Bill Viola. Bern: Kunstmuseum Bern. Separate brochures in German and English.

Bernier, Ronald R. The Unspeakable Art of Bill Viola: A Visual Theology. Eugene, Oregon: Wipf and Stock.

Fargier, Jean-Paul. Bill Viola: Au fil du temps. Saint Vincent de Mercuze, France: De l’Incience éditeur. In French.

2015     

Bill Viola
(exh. cat.). Texts by Jérôme Neutres and Bill Viola. Seoul: Kukje Gallery. Separate books in Korean and English.