The exhibition HyperAmerica. Landscape – Image – Reality turns its focus on the notion of the American landscape in the second half of the 20th century and illustrates how, in the painting of Hyperrealism, a romantic American tradition of the depiction of the land has become a kind of glorification that is highly significant for the history and development of our view of landscape. With this exhibition the Kunsthaus Graz follows the hypothesis that a special kind of interaction with the land has developed in America since the 19th century that differs starkly from the equivalent notion in Europe. As a result of the ‘Manifest Destiny’ of the nation, it was given a different ideological twist to that in Europe, used for propaganda purposes for the conquering of a ‘unique and praised land’. America was depicted once again as an ideal world, as a great project

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