Born in 1944 in Eberswalde, eastern Germany, Candida Höfer has been photographing places where large numbers of people usually get together since the seventies. However, her large-format, symmetrical images are devoid of any people and focus completely on the architecture.
Höfer's photographs are characterised by a distinctive interest in spacial structures and a cool objectivity. Titled Düsseldorf, the exhibition brings together works that are specifically connected to the city, while also being clear examples of Höfer's creativity.
A graduate of the famous Becher School at the Düsseldorf Art Academy, Candida Höfer developed her work consistently and independently. In addition to the large-format interiors of opera houses, castles and cultural institutions, there will be pictures from her early series Türken in Deutschland (Turkish people in Germany), shop windows and interiors of snack bars and cafés on display.
This exhibition is the first in Switzerland to give an overview of the photographer's work.
Further information at: Kunstmuseum Luzern