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About the Event

This Is My Place is a fictional documentary about the itinerant life and conceptual artwork of artist David Lamelas, whose sculpture Situacíon de cuatro placas de aluminio (Four Changeable Plaques) (1966), is currently on view in Endless. Commissioned by the Institute for Studies on Latin American Art (ISLAA), the film features Lamelas interviewed by Marilyn and Larry Fields Curator Carla Acevedo-Yates. Lamelas reflects on a life defined by migration between cultures and countries, and how those experiences shaped his artistic practice, which for decades has centered explorations of time and place.

Lamelas speaks with Endless curator Nolan Jimbo after the screening.

ASL interpretation is provided for this event.

ASL provided.

About The Artist

David Lamelas (b. 1946, Buenos Aires, Argentina; lives between Buenos Aires, Los Angeles, and Paris) is a pivotal artist within the histories of conceptual art and experimental film. He was a key figure within the Argentinian avant-garde during the 1960s, participating in landmark exhibitions at the Instituto Torcuato di Tella in Buenos Aires and representing Argentina at the Venice Biennale in 1968. He then studied at Saint Martin’s School of Art in London and showed his work in pioneering exhibitions of conceptual art throughout the 1970s in Europe and the United States. He moved to Los Angeles during the mid-1970s and since then has divided his time between the United States, Europe, and South America.

Funding

Lead support for the 2023-24 season of MCA Performance and Public Programs is provided by Elizabeth A. Liebman.

Generous support is provided by Ginger Farley and Bob Shapiro, Martha Struthers Farley and Donald C. Farley, Jr. Family Foundation, N.A., Trustee; Susan Manning and Doug Doetsch; Carol Prins and John Hart/The Jessica Fund; and an anonymous donor.

Additional generous support is provided by Diane Kahan and Anne L. Kaplan.

The MCA is a proud member of the Museums in the Park and receives major support from the Chicago Park District.