The Space, the Detail, the Image
Candida Höfer at Helga de Alvear
Madrid
The prominent German photographer Candida Höfer (Eberswalde, 1944) presents a solo exhibition at Galería Helga de Alvear in Madrid, where two photographic projections by the artist are shown for the first time.

The work of Candida Höfer, like that of Andreas Gursky, Axel Hütte, or Thomas Struth, is closely tied to the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf and the teachings of Bernd and Hilla Becher. _x005F_x000D_ The exhibition features large-format interiors of libraries and corridors of monasteries and Benedictine abbeys in Austria, aside from a photograph of Linz State Theater. The absence of human figures makes the architecture stand out even more, and the apparent austerity _x005F_x000D_ of her images conceals a complex reading of the buildings in relation to their _x005F_x000D_ current uses and functions.

Image 30 of Zisterzienserstift Schlierbach II 2014 in The Space, the Detail, the Image - Cosentino
Zisterzienserstift Schlierbach II (2014)
Image 31 of Benediktinerstift Kremsmünster III 2014 in The Space, the Detail, the Image - Cosentino
Benediktinerstift Kremsmünster III (2014)
Image 32 of Schauspielhaus Linz I 2014 in The Space, the Detail, the Image - Cosentino
Schauspielhaus Linz I (2014)
Image 33 of Augustiner Chorherrenstift Sank Florian III 2014 scaled in The Space, the Detail, the Image - Cosentino
Augustiner Chorherrenstift Sank Florian III (2014)

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