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Bill Viola’s ‘Observance’ returns

13 July 2007 by Billy

Observance‘, our video installation by Bill Viola, is back on display in the Walker Art Gallery. It was last seen in April 2005 shortly after it was purchased with assistance from the National Art Collections Fund in 2004.

Bill Viola's 'Observance'

‘Observance’ in Room One of the Walker Art Gallery

Rather than taking its place amongst contemporary items from the collection, curators have placed the work in Room One alongside works such as Ercole de’ Roberti’s ‘Pietà‘ and ‘The Lamentation over the Dead Christ‘. These are the sort of works that inspired by Viola to make his series ‘The Passions‘.

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