Bill Viola "Hatsu-Yume (First Dream)"

Mori Art Museum

poster for Bill Viola "Hatsu-Yume (First Dream)"

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The first retrospective in Asia of one of the world’s leading video artists. Bill Viola, first traveled to Japan in 1980 on a one-year arts fellowship to study and experience first hand its cultural traditions and religions. He extended his stay by six months to work at Sony’s Atsugi Research Center where he gained access to the most advanced video technology of the time. The influence of both experiences transformed his work.
This exhibition showcases work from Viola’s productive career, beginning with "Hatsu-Yume" (First Dream) (1981), the 56 minute video he made while staying in Japan, to "The Raf", (2004), one of his recent room-size installations. It is his first survey exhibition in Asia, and takes his “first dream” in Japan as a starting point for viewing his subsequent work.

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Schedule

From 2006-10-14 To 2007-01-08
Open until 10pm on Tuesday 2nd Jan. 2007.

Artist(s)

Bill Viola

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Reviews

Ashley Rawlings tablog review

Interview with Bill Viola

The woman from the Mori Art Museum’s press office led my colleagues and I to a metal door so seamlessly built in to the metal wall that were it not for the handle, you would hardly notice it was there.

Aneta Glinkowska tablog review

Videos of Interview with Bill Viola

This interview with Bill Viola was conducted in the opening week of his retrospective Hatsu-Yume (First Dream) at the Mori Art Museum in Tokyo.

Megumi Matsubara tablog review

Bill Viola "Hatsu-Yume (First Dream)"

I wish I had asked Bill Viola why he chose "Hatsu-Yume - First Dream" as the title of this exhibition, although I hadn't thought about it until now, this very moment when I am just beginning to write this review.

Ashley Rawlings tablog review

ビル・ヴィオラとのインタビュー

私は同僚と共に森美術館の広報室の女性に案内され、ハンドル以外は完全に壁に溶け込んでいる金属製のドアを通った。そのドアの向こうには白い廊下が迷路のように続いていて、やがて小さいミーティング・ルームに着き、そこでビル・ヴィオラ氏と妻のキーラ・ペロヴさんを待つこととなった。

Aneta Glinkowska tablog review

ビル・ヴィオラ インタビュー

森美術館にて現在、個展「はつゆめ」展を開催中のビル・ヴィオラさんにさせていただいたインタビューの様子を2回にわたってお届けします。このビデオでは前半の7分程度です。

Megumi Matsubara tablog review

ビル・ヴィオラ 「はつゆめ」

はつゆめ、というタイトルが、どうして選ばれたのか、聞いてみればよかった。そう思ったのは、今日、今この瞬間に、いざこの展覧会のレビューを書こうとして初めて。何ヶ月も前に、ビル・ヴィオラが森美術館で『はつゆめ』という展覧会をすることは聞いていたというのに、今初めて考えた。今日まで問うことがなかったのは、そのタイトルとビル・ヴィオラのイメージが、初めから、あまりにぴったりだったからだ。

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