Bill Viola: “People Thought I Was An Idiot”

The ‘Rembrandt of the video age’ tells Nicholas Wroe that he never imagined having work at the Tate and St Paul’s, in London, but his chosen art form continues to prove the doubters wrong. And there are still naysayers: one critic recently wrote that Viola is “a master of overblown, big-budget, crowd-pleasing, tear-jerking hocus-pocus and religiosity.” Pictured is a detail from a 2014 piece called “Martyrs.”

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