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Barnes exhibit showcases pioneering video artist Bill Viola

June 28, 2019

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Works by one of the world’s best known video artists will be on display at the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia.

“I Do Not Know What It Is I Am Like: The Art of Bill Viola” opens Sunday and runs through Sept. 15.

It’s the Barnes’s first exhibition devoted to video art.

The exhibition brings together a selection of Viola’s major pieces dating from 1976 to 2009, including the rarely seen large-scale installations “He Weeps for You,” created in 1976 and “Ascension” from 2000.

During the 1970s, Viola was a vanguard leader experimenting with the relatively new medium of video.

His works are included in major museum collections around the world, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and London’s Tate Modern.

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