Bill Viola’s "The Raft" Explores Crisis and the Human Response

Bill Viola: The Raft
Courtesy Bill Viola Studio, James Cohan Gallery, New York and American Federation of Arts. Photos: Kira Perov.

Bill Viola, The Raft, May 2004. Video/sound installation.

The Chazen Museum of Art invites audiences to consider the human and community impacts of disasters via Bill Viola: The Raft, a video installation that will be on view September 11 through January 24, 2021, in the first floor Rowland Gallery. New acquisitions to the Chazen’s permanent collection will be featured in an adjoining room.

Originally created as a commission for the 2004 Olympics in Athens, The Raft is currently touring the United States for the first time. The national tour is organized by the American Federation of Arts and Bill Viola Studio. The Chazen Museum of Art at the University of Wisconsin–Madison is the final stop on the two-year American tour.

Event Information
Start Date: September 11, 2020
End Date: January 24, 2021
Venue: Chazen Museum of Art

Bill Viola: The Raft