Bilbao Fine Arts Museum Presents New Topographics

The Bilbao Fine Arts Museum presents New Topographics an exhibition on view through 01.08.2012.

In 1975 the George Eastman House, New York, organized an exhibition entitled New Topographics: Photographs of a Man-Altered Landscape, which signalled a radical change in the genre. Works by nine photographers, Robert Adams, Lewis Baltz, Bernd and Hilla Becher, Joe Deal, Frank Gohlke, Nicholas Nixon, John Schott, Stephen Shore and Henry Wesse, Jr., defined a new concept for landscapes, clearly differentiated from the romantic tradition, concentrating on the post-industrialization relationship between nature and man.

The Center for Creative Photography at the University of Tucson, Arizona, now proposes to revisit the original exhibition in 141 photographs, with a view to examining the aesthetic renovation of American landscape photography in the late nineteen-seventies, and understanding its subsequent influence on conceptual art, land art and architecture.

The Bilbao Fine Arts Museum’s Collection is made up of more than eight thousand works, amongst which are paintings, sculptures, works on paper and applied arts that collectively represent an outstanding heritage that covers different chronological periods from the XII century to the present. The Collection, which contains several outstanding examples of old, modern and contemporary art, has a particularly interesting collection of paintings from Spanish and Flemish schools as well as an abundant collection of works by Basque artists. –

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