Candida Höfer
Kunsthistorisches Institut Bonn

Editor(s)

Christoph Zuschlag

Author(s)

Anne-Kathrin Hinz, Michael Hoch, Roland Kanz, Harald Wolter-von dem Knesebeck, Christoph Zuschlag

Design

Book Book

Cover

Clothbound hardcover with tip-in image and color embossed cover and spine

Size

20 × 25 cm

Pages

104

Illustrations

48

Language(s)

English, German

ISBN

978-3-947563-92-0

Release October 2020

The Kunsthistorisches Institut Bonn, Yesterday and Today

The imposing presence of architecture captured in the absence of humans: that is the defining characteristic of the photographs with which Candida Höfer (b. 1944, Eberswalde; lives and works in Cologne) has risen to international renown. In 1992, she captured the Kunsthistorisches Institut der Rheinischen Friedrich- Wilhelms-Universität Bonn in ten analogue black-and-white pictures that have not been on public display. In 2020, Höfer returned to the institute to take more pictures using a digital camera. The two series now make their public début in the institute’s halls and are gathered in this book. Undertaking a historically and aesthetically captivating comparison, Höfer probes the ways in which university life has changed over almost three decades.

Candida Höfer was a member of Bernd Becher’s inaugural photography class at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf. Her works were shown at documenta 11 in 2002, and in 2003, she and Martin Kippenberger represented Germany at the 50th Biennale di Venezia.

Release October 2020

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