Edited by María José Herrera and Kristina Newhouse
With contributions by Alexander Alberro, Adolfo Bioy Casares, Valeria González, German Gullón, María José Herrera, Inés Katzenstein, Bartomeu Marí, Kristina Newhouse, Catha Paquette, Daniel R. Quiles, Joy Sleeman, and Ian White
The renowned Argentine conceptual artist David Lamelas (born 1946) has an expansive oeuvre of sensory, restive, and evocative work. This book, published to coincide with the first monographic exhibition of the artist’s work in the United States, offers an incisive look into Lamelas’s art. The guiding analytic theme is the artist’s adaptability to place and circumstance, which invariably influences his creative production. Lamelas left Argentina in the mid-1960s to study at Saint Martin’s in London. Since then, he has divided his time among various cities. While the typical narrative invoked about artists like Lamelas is one of “internationalism,” his nomadic movement from one place or conceptual framework to the next has always been more “postnational” than “international.”
This volume published to accompany an exhibition on view at University Art Museum, California State University, Long Beach September 16 through December 10, 2017 and Fundación Costantini–Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires (MALBA) Buenos Aires March to June 2018.
David Lamelas: A Life of Their Ownis part of the Getty's Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA. Major support for this exhibition and publication is provided through grants from the Getty Foundation.
María José Herrera is executive director of Museo de Arte Tigre in Buenos Aires. Kristina Newhouse is curator of the University Art Museum, California State University, Long Beach.
8 1/2 x 13 inches
150 color and 50 b/w illustrations
University Art Museum, California State University, Long Beach
In association with Getty Publications