Landscape – Image – Reality
10 April – 30 August 2015
Kunsthaus Graz | Graz, Austria
HyperAmerica explores the notion of the American landscape in the second half of the 20th century, revealing how the advent of Hyperrealist painting represented the glorification of a romantic American tradition of depicting the land.
The exhibition advances the hypothesis that since the 19th century America has developed a special relation to the land, differing starkly from the equivalent notion in Europe. America was depicted as an ideal world, as a great project for civilization—a development that culminated in the photography and film of the 1960s and 1970s, and which then shifted into new forms of treating landscape.
With works by Robert Adams, John Baeder, Lewis Baltz, Robert Cottingham, Don Eddy, Richard Estes, Walker Evans, Lee Friedlander, Ralph Goings, Edward Hopper, Richard McLean, Ed Ruscha, John Salt, Ben Schonzeit, Stephen Shore, Joel Sternfeld, and others.
Kunsthaus Graz | Graz, Austria Lendkai 1, 8020 Graz, Autriche