40 × 30 cm
Edition of 50 copies, signed and numbered by the artist
This edition comes with a copy of the publication Historisch-Geographischer Schul-Atlas
about this work
This edition is part of Salon Verlag’s Ex Libris Series, for which they invite an artist to reprint their ‘favourite’ book. Each re-printed book comes with a special artist designed cover or dust jacket. These publications cover various disciplines – including medicine, physics, literature, philosophy, travel, art history and urban planning – and provide insight into the creative backgrounds of the invited artist. Of every book, Salon Verlag makes a limited collector’s edition that comes with limited edition print or unique artwork.
about Candida Höfer
Known for her meticulously composed, large-scale colour images of architectural interiors, Höfer’s oeuvre explores the structure, presentation, and influence of space. Interested in the psychological impact of design and the contrast between a room’s intended and actual use, Höfer has focused her lens on cultural and institutional buildings such as libraries, hotels, museums, concert halls, and palaces. Whilst devoid of people, the images allow us to consider the role of their missing inhabitants. The large-scale nature of the work invites the viewer to linger over the architectural details and contemplate the subtle shifts in light that make up the character of the space.
On her decision to exclude people from her photographs, Höfer has said, “…it became apparent to me that what people do in these spaces – and what these spaces do to them – is clearer when no one is present, just as an absent guest is often the subject of a conversation.”
(courtesy of Sean Kelly Gallery)