bologna,-italy

Candida Höfer, Binding Brauerei Kassel I 2004, color photograph, 61 x 61".

Candida Höfer

Galleria Marabini

Candida Höfer, Binding Brauerei Kassel I 2004, color photograph, 61 x 61".

Exhibition spaces in museums and private collections were the subjects of the photographs in this recent show—but always without artworks, having been photographed immediately before the installation or afterward, when the works had already been taken down. “Candida Höfer/Kuehn Malvezzi,” as the show was titled, established a relationship between the analytical eye of the Cologne photographer and the equally rigorous practice of the Berlin-based architectural firm. In Höfer’s photographs, space is an absolute protagonist, its dimensions analyzed in each shot, defined within the geometric structure, articulated by variations in light, and described in its constituent details. There is a sort of identification of photographic representation with spatial reality, as if the photographer were recognizing herself in the language of the architecture—or vice versa, since if it

Sign-in to keep reading

Artforum print subscribers have full access to this article. If you are a subscriber, sign in below.

Not registered for artforum.com? Register here.

SUBSCRIBE NOW for only $50 a year—65% off the newsstand price—and get the print magazine plus full online access to this issue and our archive.*

Order the PRINT EDITION of the May 2011 issue for $17 or the ONLINE EDITION for $5.99.

* This rate applies to U.S. domestic subscriptions.