Höfer, Candida - Napoli
"Spaces may or may not invite the image—if they do, they mostly do it with their spatial layers of time… It is then the image that takes the place of the space; the image in its own right."
Candida Höfer (born in German, 4 February 1944) continues her global project of photographing publicly used interiors in Naples. Commissioned by Museo di Capodimonte she photographed theaters, concert halls, libraries, institutes. Given the city's vast historical and cultural heritage, her pictures of the townhouses and palaces of Naples possess extraordinary aesthetic powers of seduction. Devoid of people, as usual with her work, the rooms have a solemn and silent beauty that contrasts with the seething life of the city and gives them a new value of testimony. These pictures don't "capture'' the viewer, they are the slow, elaborate distillation of a supreme moment in which the symmetry, beauty, and balance become the definitive hallmark of space.
Publisher: Schirmer/Mosel (31 January, 2010)
Hardcover: 56 pages
Item weight: 516gr
Dimensions: 21.74 x 1.27 x 27.64 cm