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

Zisterzienserstift Schlierbach II (2014)
Benediktinerstift Kremsmünster III (2014)
Schauspielhaus Linz I (2014)
Augustiner Chorherrenstift Sank Florian III (2014)

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