Go See: Leverkusen, Germany – Candida Höfer ‘PROJECTS: DONE’ at Museum Morsbroich through August 2, 2009

July 23rd, 2009

From “Projects: Done,” the Candida Höfer show at Museum Morsbroich.

The Museum Morsbroich is currently showing 14 projects by the photographer Candida Höfer.  “Projects: Done” will draw from both famous series by the artist, including “Twelve” (2001), and relatively unknown work, like the 1973 photographic collection “Flipper.” The show runs through August 2.

Related links:
Museum Morsbroich
Candida Höfer: Biography [courtesy Rena Bransten Gallery]

More images and story after the jump…

“Projects: Done” spans four decades of Höfer’s photography.  Featuring works completed between 1968 and 2008, the exhibition was curated by Markus Heinzelmann and Doreen Mende, who focus on the “interplay between photography, architecture, and presentation.”  Accordingly, Höfer completed the photographic displays in close collaboration with architect Kuehn Malvezzi.

Candida Höfer, “Zoologischer Garten Madrid I,” at Museum Morsbroich.

Candida Höfer, Türken in Deutschland, at Museum Morsbroich.

Höfer was born in 1944 in Eberswaldge, Germany.  She studied at the Kunstakademie Dusseldorf before developing her photography with Bernd and Hilla Becher.  Since her first solo show in 1975 at the Galerie Konrad Fischer, Düsseldorf, Höfer’s work has been hosted by galleries all over the world.  Solo exhibitions include shows at Galerie Faust, Genf; Galerie Walcheturm, Zürich; Castello di Revara, Turin; Kunsthalle, Basel; Patrick De Brock Gallery, Belguim; Musée des Beaux-Arts et de la Dentelle, Calais; Musée de Louvre; the Sonnabend Gallery, New York; and more.

– R. Fogel