James Cohan, New York, presents Inverted Birth, the gallery’s seventh solo exhibition by internationally acclaimed video artist Bill Viola. Featured are six major works created between 2012 and 2014: Ancestors (2012), Inverted Birth (2014), and four pieces from the Martyrs series, Earth Martyr, Air Martyr, Fire Martyr, and Water Martyr (all 2014). Regarded as a seminal figure in the development of video art, Viola has been celebrated throughout his 40-year career for combining state-of-the-art technology with universal humanistic themes – birth, death, and the unfolding of consciousness.
Bill Viola, Inverted Birth, James Cohan Gallery, New York
Hans-Peter Feldmann, Serpentine Gallery, London
Despite having gained a considerable reputation across Europe, and having won the $100,000 Hugo Boss Prize in New York (2010), this is Hans-Peter Feldmann’s first show in a public gallery in London.
Throughout his adult life, what interested the band’s namesake, André Breton, was less an author’s work per se than the human attitude behind it.