The personal and professional papers of Argentinean sculptor and filmmaker David Lamelas provide an overview of Lamelas's
artistic practices and the development of his work from sculpture to architecture, film, and conceptual installations. Drawings,
sketches, notes, plans, photographs, correspondence, sketchbooks, and other papers produced or collected by Lamelas document
selected work from his early period in Buenos Aires, through his projects in Europe and North America and his latest work
in the 1990s.
Argentinian artist David Lamelas is one of the pioneers of Conceptual Art. The son of Spanish immigrants, Lamelas was born
in Buenos Aires in 1946 (or 1944?). While in his teens, he studied art at the Academia Nacional de Bellas Artes, with an early
focus on sculpture; he began exhibiting his work in Buenos Aires around this time. At the age of 21, he represented Argentina
at the 1967 Bienal Internacional de Sáo Paulo, with a work of architectural intervention, Dos Espacios Modificados (Two Modified
Spaces). That same year, Lamelas created his important installation, Situación de tiempo (Time situation), in Buenos Aires.
He represented Argentina at the XX Venice Biennale with the installation piece "Office of Information about the Vietnam War
at Three Levels: The Visual Image Text, and Audio."
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