Sunday, March 2, 2008

Rena Bransten Gallery / Candida Höfer Exhibit

Rena Bransten Gallery in San Francisco, is presenting an exhibition of recent photographs by Candida Höfer. The exhibition will continue through April 5th.

Candida Höfer's exhibition takes viewers on an international tour of rooms, both public and private, in schools, palaces, operas, libraries and villas – empty of humans but full of dazzling design and decorative detail. Even without people, the spaces have both a presence and energy – rooms await and anticipate – furniture stands-in for human expression and emotions.

Candida Höfer
Palacio Peredo-Barreda de Caja Cantabria Santillana del Mar I
2004, C-print, Edition of 6, 73" x 89"
Installation photo courtesy of Rena Bransten Gallery

Candida Höfer
Palacio Nacional da Ajuda Lisboa II (left)
2005, C-print, Edition of 6, 65 3/4" x 61 3/4"

Palacio Rio Branco Salvador Bahia I (right)
2005, C-print, Edition of 6, 58 1/8" x 48 1/4"
Installation photo courtesy of Rena Bransten Gallery

Candida Höfer
Biblioteca do Palacio dos Marquese de Fronteira Lisboa I
2006, C-print, Edition of 6, 100 3/4" x 81"
Installation photo courtesy of Rena Bransten Gallery

Höfer’s solo exhibitions in the past two years include Kunsthaus Hamburg in Germany, Le Louvre in France, Henie Onstad Art Center in Norway, Museum Pescheria in Italy, and the Irish Museum of Modern Art in Dublin, Ireland, among many others.


Candida Höfer
Recent Photographs
February 28 - April 5, 2008


Rena Bransten Gallery
77 Geary Street
San Francisco, CA 94108

Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Friday: 10:30 to 5:30pm
Saturday: 11:00 to 5:00pm

For additional information contact the gallery
or visit their website, Rena Bransten Gallery.


1 comment:

scott davidson said...

What an interesting blog, introduced by a thought-provoking photo. The unusual wall painting of the dwellings is also a strangely modern interpretation. Something like this hieroglyphic view of a park by Swiss painter Paul Klee,
The image can be seen at who can supply you with a canvas print of it.