Join us for a conversation focusing on the installations, films, photography, and performance art of Argentine artist David Lamelas, who will be featured in a 2017 CSULB University Art Museum exhibition funded by the Getty Los Angeles/Latin America initiative. The speakers are assembled from the advisory committee for the UAM Lamelas exhibition—curators and historians from the US, South America, and Europe. Through dialogue about David Lamelas, the panel members hope to tease out how the process of conceptualizing and developing an exhibition differs from place to place and across cultures.
Kristina Newhouse is Curator of Exhibitions at the UAM and co-curator of the Getty PST exhibition, which is tentatively entitled David Lamelas: A Life of Their Own.
María José Herrera is the Director of TIGRE Museum of Art in Buenos Aires and co-curator of the UAM’S Pacific Standard Time exhibition.
Lynda Morris has worked closely with David Lamelas since the early 1970s, when she was an assistant at the highly influential Nigel Greenwood Gallery in London.
Catha Paquette, Professor of Art History at CSULB, is a specialist in the art of 20th-century Latin America.
Joy Sleeman embraces aspects of the histories of sculpture and landscape and these two areas of interest coalesce in her work on the new forms of landscape art that emerged in the 1960s, often referred to as ‘Land Art’. She exhibited work by David Lamelas in the two-person show, Earth Moon Earth (2009) in the Djangoly Gallery at Nottingham University.
Daniel Quiles is an Assistant Professor and Director of the Graduate Program at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Christian Rattemeyer is the S. Shipley Miller Associate Curator of Drawings at MOMA. He has worked as a curator at Artists Space in New York (2003-2007), as a freelance writer and critic, and as communications editor for Documenta 11.