Bill Viola to Install New Companion to “Martyrs” at St. Paul Cathedral

July 26th, 2016

Artist Bill Viola is set to unveil a new large-scale video installation at St Paul’s Cathedral, depicting Mary holding the body of Jesus after his crucifixion.  The piece is considered a companion to his Martyrs series.  “One is concerned with birth and the other death; one with comfort and creation, the other with suffering and sacrifice,” Viola says.  “If I am successful, the final pieces will function both as aesthetic objects of contemporary art and as practical objects of traditional contemplation and devotion.”

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