The Bisazza”Foundation for Design and Contemporary Architecture is to honour German photographer, Candida Höfer, with an exhibition entitled “Candida Höfer. Images of Architecture” – a journey through more than 20 large-format photographs personally chosen by the artist.
Taking place from May 9th – July 27th 2014 in the Bisazza Foundation’s spacious gallery rooms, Vicenza, the exhibition represents new territory for this non-profit organisation, as its first classic and contemporary architecture show.
The interiors of public spaces, from museums and libraries to public archives, theatres and banks, have long been Candida Höfer’s creative inspiration. Photographed with straightforward composition and long exposure times, Candida’s work is devoid of human figures, and illuminated solely by ambiant light.
The resulting clarity and sharpness – without the use of digital enhancement – offers the viewer an opportunity to forge an exclusive relationship with the space depicted, to observe details that otherwise might be obscured.
“The subjects of my work are public and semi-public spaces,” says Candida. “I prefer them when they are without people. Spaces then seem to tell more about people, what they do for them, and what people have been doing for them.
“Spaces are about light. This is why”I photograph them in the light that I find in them, may it be natural or artificial light. Spaces have functions. Functions create similarities. I am fascinated by the differences in these similarities.”