Fields of artistic production in the oeuvre of James Lee Byars
The ephemeral, the circle and perfection are three perpetual reccuring 'elements' in the versatile oeuvre of James Lee Byars. These 'aspects' are present from his most intimate works to the largest performances and installations. The function of the city of Antwerp as fourth key word is an obvious choice, since this remarkable artist, staring in the late 60's performed a lot of memorable actions in our city.
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The Perfect Place ( is on...
James Lee Byars, The Perfect Place ( is on Top of Your Head) , 1976. Performance.
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The city of Antwerp
Starting at the end of the 1960's and continuing throughout the 1970's, the city of Antwerp was the stage for numerous important "actions" b
"I have never done a perfect thing and I am aware of the questionability of the notion of perfection of an idea that I perceive or of the ide
The Circle / The Sphere
From early on in his artistic career Byars used geometric figures, especially circles and spheres because of their simplicity and their intri