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La Biennale di Venezia, 58th International Art Exhibition, 2019

‘I hope that people will experience my way of practicing my own death
as something useful for themselves.’

– James Lee Byars

From May 11 to November 24, 2019, the Vanhaerents Art Collection will present its second major exhibition on the occasion of the Venice Biennale. Entitled The Death of James Lee Byars, this exhibition with works by James Lee Byars and Zad Moultaka will be on view at the church of the Santa Maria della Visitazione.

Curated by Walter Vanhaerents, the presentation is part of the Vanhaerents Art Collection’s exhibition programme, dedicated to creating a dialogue between the work of internationally established and upcoming artists.

The Death of James Lee Byars allows the public to reconnect with one of James Lee Byars’ most iconic installations, which the artist created in Brussels exactly 25 years ago and has been part of the Collection since 1996. In addition, the audience is invited to discover two of Zad Moultaka’s new monumental creations that directly engage with Byars’ work and have been especially commissioned for this occasion.

The Vanhaerents Art Collected is included in the official Collateral Events of the 58th Internationoal Art Exhibition.

Practical information:

The Death of James Lee Byars
Curator: Walter Vanhaerents
Assistant: Vincent Verbist
Texts: Björn Scherlippens

Location: Chiesa di Santa Maria della Visitazione
Fondamenta Zattere Ai Gesuati, 30123 Venice, Italy

Dates: 11 May – 24 November 2019
Opening dates: Tuesdays to Sunday. Closed on Monday
Opening hours:   10 am – 6 pm

Admission:  free
Accesibility: by vaporetto: lines 2, 5.1, 5.2, 6 and 8, Alilaguna Linea Blu (stop ‘Zattere’)

Press contact: Venice Art Factory
+39 328 658 38 71