People are omnipresent in her photographic tableaus – silent, fleeting, indirect and completely invisible. Candida Höfer follows human traces and subtle signs of life in the vast empty spaces of museums, libraries, theatres, opera houses, palaces and universities. Just like her auratic works, Candida Höfer is considered virtually inapproachable. She herself always remains hidden behind her photographs.
Rui Xavier has engaged with this aspect that is very particular to the artist and follows Candida Höfer while she is photographing with a great deal of respect, when she is working in her studio and at home, as well as in the preparation of exhibitions in Düsseldorf, London and São Paulo. “Silent Spaces” is a visual series of observations and variations on Candida Höfer’s creative work process and artistic approach.
At C/O Berlin, Candida Höfer and Rui Xavier will present the result of their two-year collaboration. The book with its accompanying DVD will be published in June 2015 by Distanz Verlag. Candida Höfer will exclusively sign her new book “Silent Spaces”.
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