The Quintet of the Silent

Bill Viola, American, born 1951

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2000

Single channel video on wall mounted plasma screen

3/5

Overall: 24 3/4 × 40 1/2 × 7 in. (62.9 × 102.8 × 17.8 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Purchased through gifts from the Lathrop Fellows

Art © Bill Viola. Photo credit: © Kira Perov

MIS.2002.7a-g

Geography

Place Made: United States, North America

Period

21st century

Object Name

Time Based Media

Research Area

Time Based Media

Not on view

Course History

ENGL 17, Introduction to New Media, Aden Evens, Winter 2012

FILM 48, SART 17, New Media Theory & Practice, Mary Flanagan, Winter 2012

FILM 40, Theories and Methodologies of Film and Media Studies, Amy Lawrence, Winter 2014

ENGL 43, Introduction to New Media, Aden Evens, Winter 2014

SART 17, Digital Drawing, Karol Kawiaka, Winter 2014

ENGL 43, Introduction to New Media, Aden Evens, Fall 2014

FILM 40, Theories and Methodologies of Film and Media Studies, Amy Lawrence, Winter 2015

English 53.22, Science Fiction Studies, Aden Evans, Fall 2023

Exhibition History

A Space for Dialogue 67, Continuity of the Spiritual: Old and Modern Masters, Karysa Norris, Class of 2012, Class of 1954 Intern, Main Lobby, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, January 7-February 5, 2012.

A Space for Dialogue 7, Laura Tepper and Katherine Grayson, Class of 2002, Senior Interns, Main Lobby, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, July 27-October 18, 2002.

Art and/as Violence, Harrington Gallery Teaching Exhibition, Art History 2, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, December 12, 2006-March 11, 2007.

Churchill P. Lathrop Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, April-August 2011.

Exhibited in conjunction with a talk at the Neukom Institute titled "The Digital Eye: How Technology has Changed the Process but not the Aesthetic" by Harry Dawson, a director of photography for Bill Viola, Black Family Visual Arts Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, April 16-May 5, 2013.

Introduction to the History of Art II, 1500 to present, Harrington Gallery Teaching Exhibition, ArtH2, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, January 24-March 14, 2004.

James Cohan Gallery, New York, New York, Fall 2000.

Making Connections at the Hood Museum of Art, Harrington Gallery Teaching Exhibition, Art History 2, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, January 20-April 14, 2009.

Modern and Contemporary Art at Dartmouth: Highlights from the Hood Museum of Art, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, September 26,2009-March 15, 2010. [Baker Library]

The Art of Spectatorship: A History of Viewing from the Renaissance to the Present Day, Harrington Gallery Teaching Exhibition, Art History 2, Ivan Albright Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, January 19-April 6, 2008.

Transcending Time: Recent Work by Bill Viola and Lorna Simpson, Harrington Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, January 22-March 13, 2005.

Publication History

Brian P. Kennedy and Emily Shubert Burke, Modern and Contemporary Art at Dartmouth: Highlights from the Hood Museum of Art, Hanover: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 2009 p.152, no.124.

Karysa Norris, A Space for Dialogue 67, Continuity of the Spiritual: Old and Modern Masters, Hanover, New Hampshire: Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, 2011, ill. p. 1.

Published References

James Cohan Gallery text: "The inspiration for this work derives from Viola's time spent as a Scholar-in-Residence at the Getty Instititute in 1998. During that time Viola was occupied with the study of late Medieval and Early Renaissance painting and inconography. Five men are grouped together in a composition evoking the formal qualitites of 15th and 16th century Christian painting. Occupying the same visual space the five individuals are psychologically isolated, each experiencing a different emotion- joy, rapture, anger, fear, and sorrow.

Provenance

The artist; James Cohan Gallery, New York, New York; sold to present collection, 2002.

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