Candida Höfer “The Large and The Small – The Still and The Moving”
[Image: Candida Höfer "La Salle Labrouste - La Bibliothèque de l'INHA Paris II" (2017)]
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Candida Höfer’s second solo show at the gallery will feature her major works that capture interiors of public spaces such as libraries and theaters, as well as recent abstract photographs and projection works. Candida Höfer is one of the leading artists of Germany and a world-renowned photographer of the Becher school alongside Andreas Gursky, Thomas Struth, and Thomas Ruff.
She studied film at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf from 1973, and photography under Bernd and Hilla Becher from 1976.
The human-less spaces that she captures paradoxically evoke the human presence that ought to be there, and inspire contemplations on spatial form, construction, and details brought about by architectural intent, as well as their contradictions and historical changes. The works accentuate the way in which human experience certainly is shaped by architectural environments.
This series has been presented as large-scale photographs up to two meters in length, and recently Höfer has been engaging in works that are abstractions of architectural spaces. At the same time, her recent works include a closer approach to the subjects, developed with the now rare dye transfer process, and employ a procedure diverging from conventional large format photographs, particularly in terms of color, form, and contexts. Furthermore, in addition to photography works, slide projections have been an important presentational method for Höfer.
from June 08, 2019 to August 03, 2019
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