James Lee Byars at M HKA’s Labyrinth

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James Lee Byars is inextricably linked to Antwerp’s avant-garde.

“The Giant” (1975), the first work you encounter on entering the Labyrinth, reveals the artist’s fascination with letters and text.

It positions the artist as a wanderer and the artwork as a temporary occurrence.

During a performance at the International Cultural Centre, the ICC, the M HKA’s forerunner on the Meir, Byars made use of the same form on a colossal scale.Admire the “The Giant” and the other works in the Labyrinth at the M HKA on Leuvenstraat 32 in Antwerp free of charge.