Candida Höfer: Nach Berlin

A turn to digital photography in the light of past work

By Sonia Wilson

Türken in Deutschland 1979 (Turks in Germany 1979) (detail), 1979, 80 images, projection, 8 min 01 sec (loop). © the artist / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn

Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin, 3 December – 29 January 2017Compared to other successful acolytes – among them Thomas Ruff, Thomas Struth and Andreas Gursky – of German photographers Bernd and Hilla Becher, Candida Höfer has long remained unswerving in her commitment to her former tutors’ focus on striking architectural forms. Until recently, that is. Höfer’s technical virtuosity in colour photography, a contrast to the Bechers’ austere use of black-and-white, soon led her to a baroque inflation of their typological approach.…

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