CANDIDA HÖFER: In Italy Part I: Florence

7 October - 11 November 2009

Ben Brown Fine Arts announces two consecutive exhibitions by the German photographer Candida Höfer. The first exhibition, 'Candida Höfer in Italy, Part I: Florence' will open in London at the gallery space at 12 Brook's Mews (London W1K 4DG) on October 7th 2009 (Preview October 6th: 6.00-8.00 pm), and after closing on November 18th 2009 will transfer to Palazzo Medici-Riccardi in Florence (December 10th 2009 - January 24th 2010).

On November 23rd 2009, the gallery will open its second exhibition 'Candida Höfer in Italy, Part II: Naples', which will have completed its display at Museo Capodimonte in Naples (October 2nd - November 14th 2009).

By intertwining and circulating these two exhibitions through the central axis of the gallery space, the artist is opening up a dialogue not only between the two cities, historically the pulsating hearts of Italy's cultural prestige, but also draws interesting and thought-provoking parallels between the various platforms upon which her work is presented. Therefore the space represented in the photographs, the space of the historically magnificent and the culturally important speaks to the viewing spaces, museum and gallery alike.