Saturday, May 17, 2014

LEWIS BALTZ - Common Objects at LE BAL, Paris


From May 23 to August 24, 2014, LE BAL Paris, presents a major exhibition devoted to the work of American photographer and Paris resident Lewis Baltz .
Designed by Dominique Païni, David Campany and Diane Dufour and in close collaboration with the artist, the exhibition will return to Baltz's most remarkable series The Prototype Works (1967-1976) to Nightwatch (1992-1995) and to consider the first time the influence of cinema on the formation of the work .
This is the first exhibition in France dedicated to the artist since the retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art of the City of Paris in 1993. Exposure at LE BAL follows exhibitions that that have recently showcased the work of Baltz - in the United States at Art Institute of Chicago, 2010; National Gallery of Art, Washington, 2011; and Europe Kestnergesellschaft, Hanover, 2012 and Albertina, Vienna, 2013.
The various series - The Prototype Works (1967-1976), Tract Houses (1969 -1971), Nevada (1977), Continuous Fire Polar Circle (1986), Candlestick Point (1987-1989), Sites of Technology (1989-1991) and Nightwatch (1992-1995) will be exhibited next to a number of film clips from directors Alfred Hitchcock,  Michelangelo Antonioni and Jean-Luc Godard.
The exhibition will be accompanied by a book co-published by Steidl and LE BAL, designed by artist Pierre Hourquet. 

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