The renowned Argentinian conceptual artist David Lamelas (born 1946) has an expansive oeuvre, which shows his work to be evocative, restive, and exhilarating. 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 in this book 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 divides his time among various cities. While the typical narrative invoked about artists like Lamelas is that of "internationalism," Lamelas has always been more "postnational" than "international" in his nomadic movement, from one place or conceptual framework to the next. 150 color + 70 b/w illus.
About the Author
Mar a Jos 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.
- Contributor: Maria Jose Herrera
- Imprint: Getty Publications
- ISBN13: 9781606065433
- Number of Pages: 200
- Packaged Dimensions: 222x320x29mm
- Packaged Weight: 2000
- Format: Hardback
- Publisher: Getty Trust Publications
- Release Date: 2017-10-20
- Series: Getty Publications -
- Binding: Hardback
- Biography: Mar a Jos 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.