David Lamelas - A Life of Their Own
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.
- Author: María José Herrera, Executive Director, Museo de Arte Tigre
- Hardcover: 200 pages | 150 colour and 50 black and white illustrations
- Date published: October 2017
- Language: English
- ISBN: 978-0300224078
- Product Dimensions: 34.0 x 22.6 cm