Bill Viola to Return to Florence for Career Retrospective Next Year

September 6th, 2016

Bill Viola, Mary (2016), via Art NewspaperBill Viola will open a major retrospective of his work in Florence next year, the Art Newspaper reports, taking over the Palazzo Strozzi and filling it with both his own works and a “wish list” of Renaissance masterworks.  The show marks a significant return to the city, where Viola worked for over a year after finishing college.  “Every day, he walked past Michelangelo’s David—the replica, of course—in front of the Palazzo Vecchio in the Piazza della Signoria to go to work,” says his wife and collaborator, Kira Perov.Read more at Art Newspaper