Bill Viola, Reasons for Knocking at an Empty House, 1983 (videotape). Black and white, stereo sound, 19:11 minutes. Production association with WNET?Thirteen Television Laboratory, New York.
Bill Viola, Ancient of Days, 1979-81. Color, stereo sound, 12:21 minutes.
Bill Viola, Hatsu Yume (First Dream),1981 (videotape).
“I was thinking about light and its relation to water and to life, and also its opposite — darkness or the night and death. Video treats light like water — it becomes fluid on the video tube. Water supports the fish like light supports man. Land is the death of the fish — darkness is the death of man.”
Stills from Bill Viola, Chot El-Djerid (A Portrait in Light and Heat), 1979. Video Tape, 28:00 minutes.
Bill Viola, Anthem, 1983. 11:30 minutes.
As seen in Bill Viola: Survey of a Decade in 2003 at CAMH.
Elisabeth Lebovici has posted an essay on her blog detailing our current exhibition Parallel Practices: Joan Jonas and Gina Pane. Check it out here. Also, look forward to her essay in the upcoming catalogue for the exhibition!
Check out this beautiful image of CAMH’s front entrance by @ericdouglass we found on Instagram!
Join us tomorrow at 6:30PM (5/16), see a screening of Ross Birrell’s film Duet at CAMH. Following the screening, Film maker Ross Birrell will discuss his work in a panel discussion between Curator Dean Daderko, CAMH Director Bill Arning, and Associate Professor of English at Rice University Alexander Regier.
Paris-based critic Elisabeth Lebovici led a conversational tour with Curator Dean Daderko of Parallel Practices: Joan Jonas & Gina Pane this past weekend, highlighting the simmilarities between the two artists featured in the exhibition.
Yoko Ono, AMAZE, 1971 Installation View, “This Is Not Here” Everson Museum, Syracuse, NY, 1971 Photo by Iain Macmillan © Yoko Ono
Yoko Ono’s exhibition Yes toured CAMH in 2001 after showing at Walker Art Center.
Girl (Simone Leigh and Chitra Ganesh)
My dreams, my works must wait till after hell…
Featured in Radical Presence: Black Performance in Contemporary Art.
Check out Black Contemporary Art’s Tumblr! They feature a lot of great artists who were featured in the exhibition!
Above: A photo from CAMH Director Bill Arning’s Instagram feed. Paul McCarthy at Hauser and Wirth.
Don’t miss tomorrow’s performance of Joan Jonas’ Mirror Check. Following the performance, Curator Dean Daderko and Paris-based critic Elisabeth Lebovici will lead a conversational tour of Parallel Practices: Joan Jonas & Gina Pane.
Learn more about Lebovici and RSVP to the event on Facebook.