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Photography: Empty Public Spaces by Candida Höfer

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01-Photographer | Candida Höfer-This Is Glamorous

Cologne, Germany-based photographer, Candida Höfer, is known for technical perfection and a strictly conceptual approach in her work. The photographer began taking colour photographs of interiors of public buildings–offices, banks and waiting rooms–in 1979 while studying in Düsseldorf. Höfer specialises in large-format photographs of empty interiors and social spaces that capture the “psychology of social architecture”. Since Düsseldorf, Höfer has been interested in representing public spaces such as museums, libraries, national archives, or opera houses devoid of all human presence. The artist groups her photographs into series that have institutional themes as well as geographical ones, but the formal similarity among her images is their dominant organizing principle. Click through for some of the most beautiful spaces you will ever see . . .

 

 


All photography by Candida Höfer, via Paris Hotel Boutique via Trendland; top: 

Candida Höfer Benrather Schloss Dusseldorf V 2011
C-print paper: 70 7/8 x 56 7/8 inches (180 x 144.2 cm)
framed: 72 7/16 x 58 3/8 inches (184 x 148.2 cm)
edition of 6 with 3 APs.

© Candida Höfer, Köln / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn Courtesy: Sean Kelly, New York

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