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National Portrait Gallery Presents ‘Bill Viola: The Moving Portrait’

"Doing a retrospective of Bill Viola's work shows that portraiture is not a concept that's stuck in the 18th or 19th centuries."

Washington D.C.’s National Portrait Gallery is mounting its first full exhibit dedicated solely to video art with a retrospective of artist Bill Viola’s work. Bill Viola: The Moving Portraitis on view now through May 7, 2017.

“We’ve had examples of video art before, but this is the first all-video art exhibition we’ve ever done,” curator Asma Naeem tells The Washington Post. “Doing a retrospective of Bill Viola’s work shows that portraiture is not a concept that’s stuck in the 18th or 19th centuries.”

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