Candida Höfer

Artist: Candida Höfer (German, b. 1944) Title: Palacio Nacional da Ajuda Lisboa II, 2005 Medium: Photographs, c-print Edition: Edition of 6 Size: 65.75 x 61.75 in. (167 x 156.8 cm.) Movement: Contemporary Catalogue: Rena Bransten Gallery Inventory Catalogue


Artist: Candida Höfer (German, b. 1944) Title: Palacio Rio Branco Salvador Bahia I, 2005 Medium: Photographs, c-print Edition: Edition of 6 Size: 58.1 x 48.25 in. (147.6 x 122.6 cm.) Movement: Contemporary Catalogue: Rena Bransten Gallery Inventory Catalogue


Candida Hofer was a photographer who was a student of Bern and Hilla Becher. Her work is known for technical perfection and a strictly conceptual approach. She is also knows for her large format images of architectural interiors, which address the psychological environment of social and cultural institutions by acknowledging how public spaces are designed to accommodate and inform the public. When Candida completed her studies, she enrolled in the Düsseldorf School of Art, where she was taught by Bernd and Hilla Becher, heavily influenced by the formal qualities of the austere documentary photography they endorsed. She taught at the Hochschule für Gestaltung, Karlsruhe from 1997 to 2000. Candida began working for newspapers as a portrait photographer, producing a series on Liverpudlian poets.

Along with fellow German artists Thomas Struth, Andreas Gursky, and Thomas Ruff, Candidas work became internationally recognized in the 1980s, and her subject matter expanded to include a myriad of places rooted in cultural formation and preservation, which included museums, libraries, universities, theaters, civic centers, and historic sites. She has held numerous solo exhibitions throughout Europe and the United States, and her work has been included in several group shows at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, Documenta XI in Kassel, and the Museum Ludwig in Cologne. In 2003, Candida represented Germany in the Venice Biennale with fellow compatriot, Martin Kippenberger. She now lives and works in Cologne, Germany.


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Website: http://enjp.blouinartinfo.com/news/story/1011289/interview-candida-hofer-on-japanese-urban-space viewed 21/11/14

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