Exposition
Gratuit
Installation
Performance

1/2 an Autobiography James Lee Byars

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MOMA PS1
22-25 Jackson Ave
Long Island City
New York, NY NY 11101
États-Unis

One a the more enigmatic figures of American art over the past 45 years, Byars (1932–1997) was a performance and installation artist whose injection of Zen philosophy into his peculiar mix of Minimal and Conceptual Art set him apart from his contemporaries within the highly experimental milieu that was the late-’60s–early-’70s art world. A seeker of perfection in both the formal and spiritual sense, he created work that could be both opulent and austere, with reductively abstract sculptures—or even the walls of an entire space—covered in gold. His work sometimes seems like artifacts from an ancient civilization. This survey is his first in North America since his death.