Candida Höfer: Memory
Selected Works from the State Hermitage Museum Exhibition at Ben Brown Fine Arts
13 October – 27 November 2015 Private View for Friends on 24 November! Book now!
Ben Brown Fine Arts, 12 Brook's Mews, London W1K 4DG
Candida Höfer achieved major international success after she started taking photographs of empty public spaces to capture an elusive connection between people and places where they exist. In summer 2014 the artist spent nearly two weeks working in St. Petersburg and its suburbs. The photographs she created in Russia build seamlessly on the main architectural and functional preoccupations that so interest her: the Mariinsky Theatre and Yusupov Palace theatre, the palaces of Pavlovsk and Pushkin, the Russian National Library, and, of course, the halls of the Winter Palace itself. Ten of these works, carefully selected from the 25 that made up the St Petersburg show, are now on display in London.
Copyright Candida Höfer / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2015. Courtesy Ben Brown Fine Arts, London