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David Lamelas Exhibition Closes this Month

Published September 15, 2017

The University Art Museum's monographic exhibition, David Lamelas: A Life of Their Own is scheduled to come down in December. David Lamelas joined museum and university leadership for the opening reception on Sunday, September 17, and initiated a performance of Time, a collaborative, durational piece conceived and originally performed in 1970. Throughout the semester, there have been a variety of activities in and around the museum offered as enrichments and enhancements to this premier showing of Lamelas' exceptional work.

This exhibition will close December 10, and is the first monographic exhibition in the U.S. on the Argentine-born artist David Lamelas as part of the Getty Pacific Standard Time Initiative LA/LA. 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. 

For more information, visit the University Art Museum website at

And visit the home page profile on the exhibit and on David Lamelas.


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