Press Coverage

Bill Viola/Michelangelo: Life, Death, Rebirth at the Royal Academy of Arts

21 March 2019

The Genesis Foundation sponsored the Royal Academy of Arts’ major exhibition, Bill Viola / Michelangelo: Life, Death, Rebirth, which ran from 26 January – 31 March 2019. The exhibition paired installations by pioneering video artist Bill Viola with rarely-seen drawings by Michelangelo, exploring how these artists shared a deep preoccupation with the nature of human experience and existence, despite working five centuries apart and in radically different media. This was the first time that these artists’ acclaimed works had been seen together.

“Truly impressive”

-Forbes’ no. 1 exhibition in its list of  ‘7 Unmissable London Art Exhibitions for Spring 2019’, read here.

“Powerfully effective”

-Evening Standard ☆☆☆☆, read here.

“Deeply moving, powerful and memorable exhibition”

-Londonist, read here.

“Its pulsating beat infiltrates your very being, leaving you thinking about it long after you leave”

-Culture Whisper ☆☆☆☆, read here.

“Against the slow-moving spectacle of Viola, Michelangelo’s chalk and charcoal becomes even more vibrant”

-Wallpaper, read here.


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