David Lamelas: A Life of Their Own

University Art Museum | UAM | California State University, Long Beach | Long Beach, CA

September 17, 2017 - December 10, 2017

David Lamelas: A Life of Their Own

September 17, 2017 – December 10, 2017

The University Art Museum (UAM) will organize 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.

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  • Main Gallery: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Sunday: 12pm - 5pm | Wednesday: 12pm - 8pm | Friday & Saturday: Closed.
  • Permanent Collection Gallery: Monday - Thursday: 8am-7pm | Friday: 8am - 5pm | Saturday: Closed | Sunday: 12pm - 5pm

Please note hours are subject to change. The UAM is closed all University holidays.

Admission: Free


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Banner Image: Conexion de tres espacios, (Connecion of Three Spaces, 1966-2017) Courtesy of David Lamelas, Jan Mot and Spruth Magers. David Lamelas: A Life of Their Own, installation view, University Art Museum, CSU Long Beach. Photograph by Jason Meintjes