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University Art Museum presents David Lamelas: A Life of Their Own

Published September 15, 2017

The University Art Museum presents the monographic exhibition, David Lamelas: A Life of Their Own . 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.

This exhibition will be on view through December 10, 2017, 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 csulb.edu/university-art-museum

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

 

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