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David Lamelas

Argentinian, b. 1946

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David Lamelas

Argentinian, b. 1946

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Biography

In the 1960s and ‘70s, David Lamelas, along with Minimalist artists like Dan Flavin and Fred Sandback, abandoned traditional definitions of sculpture. Appropriating tools and techniques of the film and television industries, Lamelas began to create projection pieces that used news and pure information as content. His work Office of Information about the Vietnam War at Three Levels: The Visual Image, Text, and Audio (1968) helped establish the now-common practice of using news footage and documentation of current events as integral components in installation projects. In a 2004 exhibition, Lamelas presented Límite de una Proyección, a reductive take on cinema that used a spotlight to separate the exhibition space into two zones: light and dark.

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Kunsthalle Basel, and 4 more
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The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 12 more
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Tate, and 1 more
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Artforum, and 5 more
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Venice Biennale National Pavilion, and 2 more
Biography

In the 1960s and ‘70s, David Lamelas, along with Minimalist artists like Dan Flavin and Fred Sandback, abandoned traditional definitions of sculpture. Appropriating tools and techniques of the film and television industries, Lamelas began to create projection pieces that used news and pure information as content. His work Office of Information about the Vietnam War at Three Levels: The Visual Image, Text, and Audio (1968) helped establish the now-common practice of using news footage and documentation of current events as integral components in installation projects. In a 2004 exhibition, Lamelas presented Límite de una Proyección, a reductive take on cinema that used a spotlight to separate the exhibition space into two zones: light and dark.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Blue chip status
Blue chip representation
Represented by internationally reputable galleries.
User
Solo show at a major institution
Kunsthalle Basel, and 4 more
Group
Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 12 more
Institution
Collected by a major institution
Tate, and 1 more
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 5 more
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Venice Biennale National Pavilion, and 2 more
Shows Featuring David Lamelas
Articles Featuring David Lamelas
David Lamelas Shows What Happens When an Artist Never Stops Moving
Sep 24th, 2018
David Lamelas Shows What Happens When an Artist Never Stops Moving
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