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David Lamelas: A Life of Their Own

University Art Museum, CSU Long Beach

David Lamelas, Signaling of Three Objects , 1968. 19 1/4 x 23 1/4 inches. Edition 5 + 1 AP. ©David Lamelas. Courtesy of the artist, Jan Mot, Sprüth Magers, and Maccarone, New York/Los Angeles

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Argentine-born David Lamela was a pioneer of conceptual art. This monographic exhibition encompasses post-minimalist sculpture, photography, video installations, and films.

The University Art Museum (UAM) will organize the first monographic exhibition in the U.S. on the Argentine-born artist David Lamelas. Best known as a pioneer of conceptual art, Lamelas gained international acclaim for his work in the 1968 Venice Biennale, Office of Information about the Vietnam War at Three Levels . After moving to Los Angeles in 1976, Lamelas participated in the Long Beach Museum’s influential video arts program, and his ongoing conceptual practice influenced an emerging circle of L.A. artists. Since 1988, Lamelas has divided his time among various cities, including Los Angeles, New York, Brussels, Berlin, and Paris, and the nomadic nature of his practice has been an important influence on his creative production. The UAM exhibition will showcase the extraordinary breadth of his practice—encompassing post-minimalist sculpture, photography, and video installations and films--presenting many of his key works in the U.S. for the first time.

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September 17, 2017 - December 10, 2017


South Bay & Long Beach




Film & Video, Installation, Mixed Media, Performance, Photography, Sculpture