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Installation view of Candida Höfer - In Mexico at Sean Kelly, New York

Installation view of Candida Höfer - In Mexico at Sean Kelly, New York
February 2 - March 16, 2019
Photography: Jason Wyche, New York
Courtesy: Sean Kelly, New York

Installation view of Candida Höfer - In Mexico at Sean Kelly, New York

Installation view of Candida Höfer - In Mexico at Sean Kelly, New York
February 2 - March 16, 2019
Photography: Jason Wyche, New York
Courtesy: Sean Kelly, New York

Installation view of Candida Höfer - In Mexico at Sean Kelly, New York

Installation view of Candida Höfer - In Mexico at Sean Kelly, New York
February 2 - March 16, 2019
Photography: Jason Wyche, New York
Courtesy: Sean Kelly, New York

Installation view of Candida Höfer - In Mexico at Sean Kelly, New York

Installation view of Candida Höfer - In Mexico at Sean Kelly, New York
February 2 - March 16, 2019
Photography: Jason Wyche, New York
Courtesy: Sean Kelly, New York

Candida Höfer
Installation view of Candida Höfer - In Mexico at Sean Kelly, New York

Installation view of Candida Höfer - In Mexico at Sean Kelly, New York
February 2 - March 16, 2019
Photography: Jason Wyche, New York
Courtesy: Sean Kelly, New York

Installation view of Candida Höfer - In Mexico at Sean Kelly, New York

Installation view of Candida Höfer - In Mexico at Sean Kelly, New York
February 2 - March 16, 2019
Photography: Jason Wyche, New York
Courtesy: Sean Kelly, New York

Installation view of Candida Höfer - In Mexico at Sean Kelly, New York

Installation view of Candida Höfer - In Mexico at Sean Kelly, New York
February 2 - March 16, 2019
Photography: Jason Wyche, New York
Courtesy: Sean Kelly, New York

Installation view of Candida Höfer - In Mexico at Sean Kelly, New York

Installation view of Candida Höfer - In Mexico at Sean Kelly, New York
February 2 - March 16, 2019
Photography: Jason Wyche, New York
Courtesy: Sean Kelly, New York

Installation view of Candida Höfer - In Mexico at Sean Kelly, New York

Installation view of Candida Höfer - In Mexico at Sean Kelly, New York
February 2 - March 16, 2019
Photography: Jason Wyche, New York
Courtesy: Sean Kelly, New York

Installation view of Candida Höfer - In Mexico at Sean Kelly, New York

Installation view of Candida Höfer - In Mexico at Sean Kelly, New York
February 2 - March 16, 2019
Photography: Jason Wyche, New York
Courtesy: Sean Kelly, New York

Installation view of Candida Höfer - In Mexico at Sean Kelly, New York

Installation view of Candida Höfer - In Mexico at Sean Kelly, New York
February 2 - March 16, 2019
Photography: Jason Wyche, New York
Courtesy: Sean Kelly, New York

Installation view of Candida Höfer - In Mexico at Sean Kelly, New York

Installation view of Candida Höfer - In Mexico at Sean Kelly, New York
February 2 - March 16, 2019
Photography: Jason Wyche, New York
Courtesy: Sean Kelly, New York

Installation view of Candida Höfer - In Mexico at Sean Kelly, New York

Installation view of Candida Höfer - In Mexico at Sean Kelly, New York
February 2 - March 16, 2019
Photography: Jason Wyche, New York
Courtesy: Sean Kelly, New York

CANDIDA HÖFER Hospicio Cabañas Capilla Tolsá from Daniel Buren work in situ Guadalajara I 2015

CANDIDA HÖFER
Hospicio Cabañas Capilla Tolsá from Daniel Buren work in situ Guadalajara I 2015
C-print
paper: 70 7/8 x 87 7/8 inches (180 x 223.2 cm)
framed: 72 7/16 x 89 7/16 inches (184 x 227.2 cm)
edition of 6 with 3 APs 
CH-8766

CANDIDA HÖFER Edificio Basurto Ciudad de México I 2015

CANDIDA HÖFER
Edificio Basurto Ciudad de México I 2015
C-print
paper: 70 7/8 x 89 3/8 inches (180 x 227 cm)
framed: 72 7/16 x 90 15/16 inches (184 x 231 cm)
edition of 6 with 3 APs 
CH-8762

CANDIDA HÖFER Convento de Santo Domingo Oaxaca IV 2015

CANDIDA HÖFER
Convento de Santo Domingo Oaxaca IV 2015
C-print
paper: 89 1/8 x 70 7/8 inches (226.3 x 180 cm)
framed: 90 11/16 x 72 7/16 inches (230.3 x 184 cm)
edition of 6 with 3 APs 
CH-8790

CANDIDA HÖFER Iglesia de Santa Maria Tonantzintla I 2015

CANDIDA HÖFER
Iglesia de Santa Maria Tonantzintla I 2015
C-print
paper: 70 7/8 x 86 5/8 inches (180 x 220 cm)
framed: 72 7/16 x 88 3/16 inches (184 x 224 cm)
edition of 6 with 3 APs 
CH-8796

CANDIDA HÖFER Palacio de Bellas Artes Ciudad de México II 2015

CANDIDA HÖFER
Palacio de Bellas Artes Ciudad de México II 2015
C-print
paper: 70 7/8 x 93 7/8 inches (180 x 238.5 cm)
framed: 72 7/16 x 95 1/2 inches (184 x 242.5 cm)
edition of 6 with 3 APs
CH-8784

CANDIDA HÖFER, Teatro Degollado Guadalajara I 2015

CANDIDA HÖFER

Teatro Degollado Guadalajara I 2015

C-print

paper: 70 7/8 x 112 15/16 inches (180 x 286.9 cm)

framed: 72 7/16 x 114 1/2 inches (184 x 290.9 cm)

edition of 6 with 3 APs

signed, titled and numbered on label, verso

CH-8805

CANDIDA HÖFER, Hospicio Cabañas Guadalajara III 2015

CANDIDA HÖFER

Hospicio Cabañas Guadalajara III 2015

C-print

paper: 70 7/8 x 96 7/16 inches (180 x 245 cm)

framed: 72 7/16 x 98 inches (184 x 249 cm)

edition of 6 with 3 APs

signed, titled and numbered on label, verso

CH-8770

CANDIDA HÖFER, Museo Nacional de Arte Ciudad de México I 2015

CANDIDA HÖFER

Museo Nacional de Arte Ciudad de México I 2015

C-print

paper: 70 7/8 x 81 7/16 inches (180 x 206.8 cm)

framed: 72 7/16 x 83 inches (184 x 210.8 cm)

edition of 6 with 3 APs

signed, titled and numbered on label, verso

CH-8773

CANDIDA HÖFER, Passage I 2015

CANDIDA HÖFER

Passage I 2015

C-print

paper: 16 9/16 x 12 13/16 inches (42 x 32.6 cm)

framed: 17 x 13 5/16 inches (43.2 x 33.8 cm)

edition of 6 with 3 APs

signed, titled and numbered on label, verso

CH-1175

CANDIDA HÖFER, Passage II 2015

CANDIDA HÖFER

Passage II 2015

C-print

paper: 16 9/16 x 12 3/4 inches (42 x 32.3 cm)

framed: 17 x 13 3/16 inches (43.2 x 33.5 cm)

edition of 6 with 3 APs

signed, titled and numbered on label, verso

CH-1176

Press Release

CANDIDA HÖFER

Candida Höfer - In Mexico

FEBRUARY 2 - MARCH 16, 2019

OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday, February 2, 6-8pm

 

Sean Kelly is delighted to present Candida Höfer – In Mexico, the artist’s second solo exhibition with the gallery. Internationally recognized for her meticulously composed, large-scale color images of architectural interiors, Höfer traveled to Mexico in 2015 to make this body of work as part of the cultural exchange program Mexico-Germany Dual Year, which brought different cultural, scientific, musical and educational projects to Mexican audiences in 2016-17. There will be an opening reception on Saturday, February 2, 6-8pm. The artist will be present.

Over the course of a four-decade career, Candida Höfer (born in Eberswalde, Germany, 1944) has produced a photographic oeuvre that explores the psychological impact of architecture by focusing attention on the contrast between its intended and actual uses. Her archetypal images capture the interiors of grand spaces including libraries, theatres, churches and museums—spaces of public congregation that in her photographs are rendered devoid of people. In describing her work and the role of these missing inhabitants Höfer observed, “I realized that what people do in those places – and what the spaces do to them – is more obvious when nobody is present, just as an absent guest can often become the topic of conversation.”

For her first project in Mexico, Höfer traveled throughout the country photographing a diverse group of buildings that range from the Baroque extravagance of the Museo Nacional del Virreinato to the Neoclassical order of Palacio de Bellas Artes Ciudad de México, with its Art Nouveau and Art Deco interiors. Capturing over 600 years of architectural history from her precise perspective, Höfer’s photographs document not only the physical details of these interiors but also capture the spirit and essence of each space.

In addition to her iconic large format photographs, the exhibition includes a selection of works that capture the intimate, hidden spaces and unique details of the buildings she explored, taken with a hand-held camera the artist always carries with her. From the subtle light breaking through a doorway entrance to the harsh shadows cast by the sun on an exterior wall, these quiet yet emotional images enhance the dialogue between the micro and the macro and bring to our attention the details in spaces that are often overlooked or inaccessible.

Candida Höfer lives and works in Cologne, Germany. Höfer's internationally recognized work has been shown in solo exhibitions at the Kunsthalle, Basel; the Museum Folkwang, Essen; the Louvre, Paris; the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin; and the Kunstmuseum, Luzerne. Her work has also appeared in group exhibitions at The Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Power Plant, Toronto; Kunsthaus Bregenz; Museum Ludwig, Cologne; the Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao; and Documenta XI, Kassel. Höfer represented Germany at the 2003 Venice Biennale. Her photographs are in major public and private collections worldwide.

Höfer’s Mexico project was organized by Galeria OMR with support from the Goethe Institute-Mexiko and the Ministry of Culture of Mexico. This body of work has been exhibited in Mexico at the Antiguo Colegio De San Ildefonso, Mexico City; Centro de las Artes, Monterrey; Museo Amparo, Puebla and was most recently on view in the United States at the North Carolina Museum of Art. To document this body of work, there was an important book published with the generous support of UBS, which was listed as one of the best art books of 2017 by the New York Times.

 

For additional information on Candida Höfer please visit skny.com

For press, please contact Adair Lentini at the gallery, 212.239.1181 or via email at Adair@skny.com

For all other inquiries, please contact Janine Cirincione at the gallery, 212239.1181 or via email at Janine@skny.com

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