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Biennale Arte 2019, 58th International Art Exhibition, Venice


‘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 Zad Moultaka’s new creation that directly engage with Byars’ work and has been especially commissioned for this occasion.

Practical information:

The Death of James Lee Byars,
Zad Moultaka in dialogue

Curator: Walter Vanhaerents
Assistant: Vincent Verbist

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

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