Patricia Low Venezia is delighted to announce the exhibition Inside Italian Architecture by internationally acclaimed German artist Candida Höfer as third show at the new gallery on the Grand Canal in Venice, from September 2 to November 26, 2023 alongside the final months of 18th Architecture Biennale.
The exhibition focuses on examples of Höfer‘s large-format color photographs of historic public spaces in Italy among them Rome’s Villa Borghese, the Palazzo Vecchio in Florence, and the ornate Fenice opera house in Venice, which lies across the water from the gallery itself in the San Marco district.
Photographed between 2008 and 2012, the works are characteristically empty of people and painstakingly composed. Interior architectural details, canonical paintings and sculptures, and rows of books fill Höfer‘s pick ofItaly’s palaces of culture, which seem simultaneously poised for activation by humans and redolent of their many past occupants. Shooting in natural or existing light and using long exposure, the windows and mirrors in these storied spaces attain a super-charged, almost auratic glow. In her work, Höfer skilfully captures both space and time, and something holy too.