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# Candida Höfer

Bolshoi Teatr Moskwa II . 2017

These works bear Candida Höfer’s famous signature in giving lasting, detailed insights into Moscow’s architecture. The work Bolshoi Teatr Moskwa II 2017, for instance, captivates us with its clearly defined structures and also with the warmth exuded by the lighting and colors. The linear-perspective shot, the absence of people in the frame, and the chosen angle invite us to enter the picture, take a seat, and become part of the stunning architecture. Like so often in Höfer’s images, human absence also permits us to look at what these spaces are supposed to mean for people and the way in which these spaces produce their effect. Thus the image not only becomes a projection surface for the beholder but also references the intentions of the spaces’ creators as well as the uses given these spaces throughout their history.
Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle
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