David Lamelas: Time as Activity
September 7—October 21, 2017 | Sprüth Magers
David Lamelas (b. Buenos Aires 1946), is one of the key artists part of the Conceptual Art movement in the early 1960s. The continuous, long-running body of work titled Time as Activity consists of videos and films that capture metropolitan environments in different locations throughout Europe and the Americas in a non-narrative structure. Heavily rooted in themes of duration and place, you find yourself waiting with the others, passing time by staring out the window, finding your seat. On view at Sprüth Magers Los Angeles is “Time as Activity Düsseldorf” from 1969, which Lamelas considers his first conceptual piece, and also his most recent work, “Time as Activity Athens–Berlin Live”, a live stream of the news in Berlin made site-specifically for Documenta 14, on view in Kassel and Athens in 2017.