Detail of the installation ‘A Little Larger than the Entire Universe’
The American photographer Lewis Baltz is one of the most important figures in the so-called ‘New Topographic‘ movement of the late 1970s. His work is focused on searching for beauty in desolation and destruction. Baltz images describe the architecture of the human landscape, offices, factories, and parking lots.
The exhibition in the Albertina features such famous series as ‘The Tract Houses’ (1971), ‘The New Industrial Parks Near Irvine’ (1973-75), ‘Candlestick Point’ (1987-89) and ‘Sites of Technology’ (1989-91). Baltz thematizes in these iconic works the disastrous effects of modern, technologized society.
The exhibtion will open on March 1st, 2013 and close down on June 2nd, 2013.