David Lamelas (b. 1946)

Films (1969 - 1972)

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Born in Argentina, David Lamelas, lived in London before he moved to Los Angeles in 1976. Since the 1960s, David Lamelas has been among the most important proponents of a conceptual approach to art. His early structuralist films and media installations, made in the '60s and '70s, display a highly individual treatment of time and space. In his projects, Lamelas deals with the question of the limits of art's temporality, and its potential for creating alternative processes of communication and cognition. Recent solo exhibitions include Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Basel (2008); Wien Secession, Vienna (2006); and Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid (2005). He was part of the group exhibition The Quick and the Dead at the Walker Arts Center, Minneapolis (2009).