Lewis Baltz – Rules Without Exception
In the 1970s Lewis Baltz helped to establish a new view of landscape (New Topographics). He can be understood as an American counterpart to Bernd and Hilla Becher. Since then he has realized a number of important groups of works, which he has published in The New Industrial Parks near Irvine, California (1975); Maryland (1976); Nevada (1978); Park City (1981); San Quentin Point (1986), and Candlestick Point (1989). His works have been shown in over fifty solo shows, including at Leo Castelli Gallery,New York, in the Victoria and Albert Museum, New York, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Tokyo Institute of Polytechnics, Kawasaki City Museum, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Centre Georges Pompidou, and at the Musée d’art moderne de la ville de Paris.
The exhibition was curated by Urs Stahel. A collaboration with the Des Moines Art Center, Iowa.
Main sponsor: Zürcher Kantonalbank