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Candida Höfer, Teatro Nacional de Sao Carlos Lisboa III, 2005. Chromogenic Print, 10x 8 inches, 25.4 x 20.3 cm. Edition of 100. Signed and numbered.

Candida Höfer (German, born 1944) is known for her austere photographs of the interior spaces of public buildings that are centers of cultural life, such as schools, libraries, churches, and museums. Höfer studied at the Kunstakademie, Düsseldorf, from 1976 to 1982, and she is considered a member of the Düsseldorf School that evolved under the influence of Bernd and Hilla Becher. From her mentors she acquired her preference for stark images and for subjects that can be developed as series. Her photographs are not just documents but reveal repeated forms within public spaces to unearth patterns of order, logic, and disruption imposed on these interiors by absent creators and inhabitants. As Höfer has stated, her photographs capture the “psychology of social architecture.”

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Publication: Höfer, Candida. Candida Höfer: Bologna series. Torino: Hopefulmonster, 2007. Höfer, Candida. Candida Höfer: Weimar / texts by Gerda Wendermann and Wulf Kirsten; [translations from the German by Jeremy Gaines]. München: Schirmer/Mosel, c2007. Höfer, Candida. Dresden / Candida Höfer; mit einem Text von Marcel Beyer. Köln: W. König, c2006. Saramago, José. Candida Höfer: em Portugal / Candida Höfer; textos de Jóse Saramago, Shelley Rice = Candida Höfer: in Portugal / Candida Höfer; texts by Jóse Saramago, Shelley Rice. [Munich]: Schirmer/Mosel; [Lisbon]: Fundação Centro Cultural de Belém, c2006. Höfer, Candida. Opera de Paris / Candida Höfer; avec un texte de = with a text by = mit einem Text von Gérard Mortier. [München]: Schirmer/Mosel; [Paris]: Opéra national de Paris, c2006. Glenn, Constance. Candida Höfer: architecture of absence / with essays by Constance W. Glenn, Mary-Kay Lombino, Virginia Heckert. New York, N.Y.: Aperture Foundation in association with University Art Museum, California State University, Long Beach and Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, c2004. Höfer, Candida. Candida Höfer: a monograph / introduction by Michael Krüger; [translation from the German by Jeremy Gaines]. New York: Monacelli Press, 2004. Höfer, Candida. Candida Höfer: Monographie / mit einem Text von Michael Krüger. München: Schirmer/Mosel, c2003. Höfer, Candida. Candida Höfer: Zoologische Gärten. München: Schirmer/Mosel, c1993. Magnani, Gregorio. Candida Höfer: Räume / mit einem Text von Gregorio Magnani = Candida Höfer: Spaces / with a text by Gregorio Magnani. Frankfurt am Main: Portikus; Köln: Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, c1992.
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