A show not to be missed right now: Bill Viola at James Cohan Gallery




If Bill Hunt had not told me about Bill Viola’s show at James Cohan Gallery I would have missed it. The show consists of video pieces, for the most part displayed on large panels in darkened rooms. It’s hard to describe the effect of those video pieces. I felt as if I was watching photography unfold in a very unexpected way, with image after image after image appearing - but not in the trivial sense of video being just a set of images. If you’re curious, check out this video (made for a different occasion), in which the artist explains what you see. Mind-blowing!