Bill Viola unleashes a new show at Yorkshire Sculpture Park.
Bill Viola, a pioneer of sound and video art – and in person slight, gentle and of a spiritual bent – is a true artworld heavy weight. Any Viola show is an event. And one as large as his new show at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park is a major event.
This is Viola’s largest show in the UK in ten years, taking over the park’s wonderful Underground Gallery and, even more thrillingly, its 18th century chapel, first used as a gallery space last year by Ai Weiwei. The Viola show includes ten works, including the premier of a new piece, The Trial.