Palazzo Bonaparte - Generali Value Culture Space verified

Rome, Lazio, Italy open Visit museumarrow_right_alt

closed BILL VIOLA.

Curated by: Kira Perov

The show

PURPLE BILL. Icons of light is the title of the exhibition that can be visited in Rome at Palazzo Bonaparte which, starting from 5 March 2022 , will pay tribute to the greatest video-art artist from the 70s to today: Bill Viola . In the refined halls that were the home of Madama Letizia Ramolino Bonaparte, Napoleon's mother, visitors will be enveloped by the magic of Viola's works , mesmerized by the images of masterpieces such as Ascension (2000) and the famous Water Portraits (2015).

The Icons of light exhibition project, curated by Kira Perov, which includes the exhibition of 10 works by Bill Viola in the halls of Palazzo Bonaparte in Rome, represents a moment of reflection on the conceptual hyperbole of the American artist who, for over 40 years, he creates works that constantly address the life / death dichotomy and are inextricably linked by the contrasts between East and West.The works on display represent an emblematic synthesis of Viola's work, a temporal space that therefore also portrays the historical development of the same video -art: through the best known video installations and video projections , the retrospective narrates what can be defined as the artist's most intimate and spiritual journeys through the electronic medium.

An exhibition conceived as an emotional journey in which the public will be able to access spaces with a muffled atmosphere that recall places of profound intimacy , almost like shrines of one's own memory, a visionary space of worship where the visitor is invited to establish a profound visual connection and spiritual with the artwork.


Works on display

Timetable and tickets


Piazza Venezia, 5
00187 Rome


Discounts and prices’ reductions with the Artsupp Card

With the Artsupp Card you can get, for the first time, discounts and reduced entrance tickets for Italian museums .

Discover more

More on the program

date_range undefined undefined


Until 05 May 2024

Other exhibitions in Roma

last days date_range undefined

Love Difference

Until 25 February 2024

last days date_range undefined

Emilio Isgrò, Mario Botta

Until 25 February 2024

last days date_range undefined
last days date_range undefined

Nico Vascellari

Until 25 February 2024

Related searches

last days date_range undefined


Until 25 February 2024

last days date_range undefined

Woman, Life, Freedom

Until 25 February 2024

last days date_range undefined

Michelangelo Pistoletto

Until 25 February 2024

last days date_range undefined


Until 25 February 2024

What you can find on Artsupp

Artsupp is the museums’ portal through which it’s easy to discover art, exhibitions and artworks. Now museums in France, the UK, the Netherlands, Germany and Spain can also share their activities with users

About us