I Cancel All My Works at Death is the first comprehensive survey of the actions and performances of James Lee Byars (Detroit 1932–Cairo 1997) to be presented in the United States. Titled after Byars’ now-famous speech act, it adopts the premise that the artist and his work are better misremembered than re-experienced.
I Cancel All My Works at Death takes a theatrical approach to an unconventionally theatrical artist, who referred to his actions and performances as “plays.
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