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James Lee Byars: Perfect Is the Question
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James Lee Byars: Perfect Is the Question

Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía

10 May through 1 September 2024

This exhibition brings together a major ensemble of works by James Lee Byars (Detroit, Michigan, 1932 – Cairo, 1997), one of the most enigmatic and distinctive figures in twentieth-century art, to render an account of his sweeping investigations into that which exceeds the limits of logic. Sitting halfway between mysticism, spirituality and corporality, Byars’s visual and performative language spanned sculpture, installation, performance, drawings, the word and the assembly of his own exhibitions, conceived as installations in their own right.

Invisible Questions That Fill the Air: James Lee Byars and Seung-taek Lee
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Invisible Questions That Fill the Air: James Lee Byars and Seung-taek Lee

Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti, Palazzo Loredan

17 April through 25 August 2024

Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti, Venice, with the support of Michael Werner Gallery is pleased to present Invisible Questions That Fill the Air, an exhibition of works by American artist James Lee Byars (b. 1932, d. 1997) and Korean artist Seung-taek Lee (b. 1932), curated by esteemed curator and art historian Allegra Pesenti. “The otherworldly fabric of Venice and more specifically the historical backdrop of the Palazzo Loredan become a unique stage for both artists,” Pesenti notes of the exhibition. “The combination of gold, stone, wood, and rope in their respective works reflects the traditional materials of Venice’s built environment. And poetry and philosophy, which are so central to the art of both Byars and Lee, find common ground in the ornate libraries of Palazzo Loredan in Campo Santo Stefano.” Invisible Questions That Fill the Air is put together with the cooperation of Gallery Hyundai, Seoul. The show will be open Monday to Sunday, 9:30am to 5:30pm.

Americans in Paris: Artists Working in Postwar France, 1946–1962
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Americans in Paris: Artists Working in Postwar France, 1946–1962

Grey Art Museum, NYU

2 March through 20 July 2024

Americans in Paris: Artists Working in Postwar France, 1946–1962, the inaugural exhibition at Grey Art Museum featuring Peter Saul among others, explores a vibrant community of expatriates who lived in France for a year or more during the period from 1946 to 1962.

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