CANDIDA HÖFER: In Italy: Florence and Naples

27 May - 10 July 2010

Ben Brown Fine Arts is pleased to announce a solo exhibition of works by internationally-renowned German photographer Candida Höfer running from May 25th to July 10th at Ben Brown Fine Arts (301 Pedder Building, 12 Pedder Street, Central, Hong Kong). Candida Höfer's exhibition will mark the first solo show for the Pedder gallery, following the close of Ben Brown Fine Art's successful pop up exhibition space in ifc mall. Candida Höfer photographs rooms in public places regarded as pivotal centres of cultural life, such as libraries, museums, theaters, universities, as well as historic houses and palaces, most notably the palace of Versailles in France. Each meticulously composed space is marked with the richness of human activity, yet largely devoid of human presence.


Largely hailed by the European vanguards of art as one the greatest architectural photographers, Höfer's rhythmically patterned images present a universe of interiors constructed by human intention, unearthing patterns of order, logic, and disruption imposed on these spaces by absent creators and inhabitants. The artist rigorously numbers and arranges her works according to size and dimensions, in line with the teachings of the Düsseldorf Art Academy's renowned professors Bernd and Hilla Becher.