Bill Viola and Kira Pirov

Martyrs seen from the South Quire Aisle

Dates: b.1951

Gender: Male

Nationality: American

Bill Viola is one of today's leading artists, working internationally in the medium of video. His seminal works in this format include The Messenger, 1996, commisioned for and shown in Durham Cathedral which is often heralded as one of the most compelling pieces of contemporary art in a church. 

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Other artworks in churches by this artist:

Mary, 2016, St Paul's Cathedral

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