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The Kaldor Public Art Projects archive, a rich repository that tells the story of more than 50 years of making art public, has recently digitized records of two important Bill Viola exhibitions, Projects 17 and 21

For Project 17, Bill Viola presented two works, Fire Woman and Tristan’s Ascension (The Sound of a Mountain Under a Waterfall), from his 2005 series The Tristan Project, at St Saviour’s Church in Redfern, Sydney. The Fall into Paradise, 2005, was screened concurrently at the Art Gallery of New South Wales. The artist stated that it was, “one of the most personally meaningful exhibitions of my career.”

After the success of Project 17, Viola returned to Australia in 2010, in conjunction with the Melbourne International Arts Festival and the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI), as a part of Project 21 with Kaldor Public Art Projects. Viola again presented his acclaimed installations Fire Woman and Tristan’s Ascension (The Sound of a Mountain Under a Waterfall), at St Carthage’s Church in Parkville, as well as The Raft, 2004, at ACMI.

To learn more about Project 17, please click here

To learn more about Project 21, please click here.

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