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Thu 8.5.

Fondazione Bisazza: Candida Höfer. Images of Architecture

Posted by Walter Phillips on 08.05.2014 - Tagged as:

Casa da Musica Porto IV 2006, ©Candida Höfer, Köln; VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2014

Casa da Musica Porto IV 2006, ©Candida Höfer, Köln; VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2014

The Bisazza Foundation for Design and Contemporary Architecture is honouring German photographer Candida Höfer with an exhibition entitled ‘Candida Höfer. Images of Architecture’, a journey through more than 20 large-format photographs personally chosen by the artist that will be on display from May 9th to July 27th, 2014 at the Fondazione Bisazza gallery in Vicenza, Italy.

 

 

Abadía Cisterciense Santa María la Real de Oseira I 2010, ©Candida Höfer Köln; VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2014

Abadía Cisterciense Santa María la Real de Oseira I 2010, ©Candida Höfer Köln; VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2014

“Long the preferred subject matter of Candida Höfer’s photography are the interiors of public spaces – museums, libraries, public archives, theaters, offices, banks, historic buildings – all photographed with straightforward composition and long exposure times, devoid of any human figures, and illuminated solely by ambient light.” says The Bisazza Foundation. “Her photographs are known for their unique sharpness and clarity and do not employ any form of digital enhancement.”

 

Real Gabinete Portugues de Leitura Rio de Janeiro IV 2005, ©Candida Höfer, Köln; VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2014

Real Gabinete Portugues de Leitura Rio de Janeiro IV 2005, ©Candida Höfer, Köln; VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2014

“Presented from this perspective, free of human occupants, her images of these temples of knowledge and learning offer the viewer the opportunity to establish an exclusive relationship with the space being portrayed, while immersed in solitary contemplation, where every detail (which might otherwise be invisible) can be captured by the eye.”

 

Bibliothèque de la Sorbonne Paris I 2007, ©Candida Höfer, Köln; VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2014

Bibliothèque de la Sorbonne Paris I 2007, ©Candida Höfer, Köln; VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2014

“These intimately subjective images are true ‘architectural portraits’, expressions of the unique and strikingly effective style for which Candida Höfer, who is also along with Bisazza Foundation curator of this show, has long been appreciated.”

 

to the Fondazione Bisazza website

 

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