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Bill Viola, The Raft, May 2004, Video/sound installation. Photo: Kira Perov, Courtesy Bill Viola Studio, James Cohan Gallery, New York and American Federation of Arts.

Crocker Art Museum will feature exhibition “Bill Viola: The Raft” from February 16th to May 10th, 2020.


Bill Viola (American, born 1951) is a major figure in the development of video and installation art. For over four decades, the artist has created video work, architectural video installations, sound environments, electronic music performances, and works for television broadcast.

“The Raft” exemplifies Viola’s powerfully affecting work. Originally created as a commission for the 2004 Olympics in Athens, this is the first time “The Raft” will tour the United States. Meticulously captured in slow-motion, “The Raft” arouses a visceral experience of human calamity and shared humanity, provoking a consideration of the range of responses to crisis.

Bill Viola “The Raft”
Date: February 16, 2020 — May 10, 2020
Open: 10:00 – 17:00 (Thursday till 21:00)
Closed Mondays
Place: Crocker Art Museum
Address: 216 O Street, Sacramento, CA 95814
Admissions: Adult $12, Seniors, college students $8, Youth $6
Tel: +1 916 808 7000

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