May 19, 2014 - 49 Nord 6 Est – Frac Lorraine - David Lamelas
May 19, 2014

David Lamelas

David Lamelas, El Grito, 1962. © the artist.

David Lamelas
On the Moon

June 11–September 21, 2014

Opening: Friday, June 13, 7pm

49 Nord 6 Est – Frac Lorraine 
1bis rue des Trinitaires
F-57000 Metz 
Hours: Tuesday–Friday 2–7pm,
Saturday–Sunday 11am–7pm
Free admission

FRAC Lorraine presents the first in France retrospective of David Lamelas (b. 1946, Argentina), featuring over 20 major pieces from 1960 to 1970, including some previously never exhibited as well as some recent works.

A flashback on David Lamelas with a monographic exhibition is devoted to this pioneer of conceptual art and experimental cinema. Sculpting time and space, his language summons absence, awaiting, and atmosphere … in order to better understand the instant!

What if time were nothing but a fiction? Time passes, time lasts, time stops, time is an activity. Observing it, giving it material presence—this is what David Lamelas’s experiment has been about since the 1960s. He is one of the first artists to introduce perception of real-time temporality into exhibition. A chronic traveler, he works through his own itinerary, which he shows in a context, in space and time. 

Placing the viewer at the center of his work, David Lamelas leaves a trail of clues for the viewer to follow in his or her own way…within a necessarily distended temporality!

In collaboration with Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo (NO) – Mats Stjernstedt.

Save the dates!
Weightless Days / A. Detanico, R. Lain, M. Matsumoto, T. Yazaki
Thursday July 24, 8:30pm
Travel into the heart of fleeting landscapes, where images, colors, sounds, light, and bodies seem suspended in weightlessness.

Le silence de l’abandon (Silence of Abandonment) / Khouloud Yassine
Saturday September 20 at 2:30, 4 and 5:30pm
Experience the presence and the absence of the other, in close proximity, without eliciting it… The intensity of diverse perspectives.

Group visits in English upon request: mediation [​at​]
Info & reservations: info [​at​]

The Frac Lorraine enjoys financial backing from the Lorraine Regional Council and the DRAC Lorraine at the Ministry of Culture and Communication.


David Lamelas at 49 Nord 6 Est – Frac Lorraine
49 Nord 6 Est – Frac Lorraine
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