Life as Activity: David Lamelas


This book is not yet published, but will be available from December 2021.

ISBN: 9783777437361 Category:


Plotting narratives that blur the line between fact and fiction, in the works featured in David Lamelas: Fictions, a pioneering figure of conceptual art is shown drawing vivid connections between sculptural forms that elicit participation by inviting us to move through space and time and film and videos that do so by asking us to identifying with images of celebrity.

The works in David Lamelas: Fictions experiment with conventional formats in ways that make us acutely aware of the constructed nature of narrative and identity. Featuring Lamelas’s investigations of different media-including sculpture, film, photography, and video-the book charts new ground through a body of work by Lamelas that spans 1966 to 2020. Made by the artist in Argentina, Europe, and the United States, the thirteen projects that make up the focus of the book demonstrate the agile and inventive ways Lamelas produces works in which he directs his critical eye toward diverse contexts to reveal the proximity of fantasy and truth.

Additional information

Weight 300 g
Dimensions 20 x 25 cm
Publisher name Hirmer Verlag GmbH
Publication date 28 December 2021
Number of pages 120
Format Hardback
Contributors Edited by David Lamelas and Harper Montgomery, Contributions by T. Baldwin, E. Blechman, A. Chapman, H. Canonge, R. Christian, N. del Valle, K. Geraghty, N. Kaack, M. Mudd-Kelly, D. Notine, P. Solimano, and M. Weiderspon
Dimensions 20 x 25 cm
Weight 300 g


There are no reviews yet.

Be the first to review “Life as Activity: David Lamelas”

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

David Lamelas is an Argentine-born artist whose practice comprises film and video, performance, photography, sculpture, and drawing. He lives between Los Angeles, Buenos Aires and Paris, is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, and has been collected by The Museum of Modern Art, New York, The Tate, Malba, and numerous other institutions worldwide.