February 27, 2020

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Candida Höfer: The Space, the Detail, the Image, at Helga de Alvear Gallery

Candida Höfer: The Space, the Detail, the Image, at Helga de Alvear Gallery

Benediktinerstift Altenburg VI 2014

The exhibition The Space, the Detail, the Image hosted at Galería Helga de Alvear in Madrid, presents a series of interiors (libraries, monasteries, abbeys) joint by two images of the Linz State Theatre.

The plain austerity of his images involves a complex reading of the architecture with its current uses and functions. For the first time in her career and coinciding with the exhibition, two videos filmed in the route Madrid-Cáceres will be also displayed.

Candida Höfer features among the most relevant artists of German contemporary photography. She started her artistic career in 1975 taking then part in several international exhibitions, such as Documenta in Kassel in 2002 and Biennale in Venice in 2003 , where she exhibited her work in the German Pavillion. Her works feature in the collections of many international museums, such as Centree Pompidou in Parigi, Centro de Arte Reina Sofia in Madrid, Kunsthalle in Hamburg, Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) in New York, Kunthalle in Basel. Candida Höfer is renowned for her shots of public spaces, such as museums, libraries, archives, theatres, offices, banks, waiting rooms, underground stations and other culturally and socially crowded places which however stand out due to the total absence of human presence.

We remember here another important exhibition, where seven works portraying the original reconstruction of the Borghese collection were presented in Rome in 2013: Candida Höfer for the Galleria Borghese

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