Libraries: The Return

Candida Höfer in der Neuen Galerie Gladbeck

The Neue Galerie Gladbeck shows works by the artist Candida Höfer from August 28. to October 30, 2020.

Candida Höfer, Bibliothèque de la Sorbonne Paris I 2007 © Candida Höfer, Köln / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn

Candida Höfer’s exhibition “Libraries: The Return” opens – accompanied by a publication – after this year’s lockdown. The concept was created after the artist visited Gladbeck in May 2019; it includes a selection of works on international libraries and takes up the history of the building of the Neue Galerie Gladbeck as a former city library.

In recent weeks we have been surrounded by empty squares, streets, cities. Places of encounter, of cultural perception remained closed: museums, galleries, libraries. What the specialist for deserted spaces, Candida Höfer, has created in her works for decades has become everyday life, the places she photographed have become a social statement, a typology of social life, a model of crisis, Höfer’s works of art with divergent reception offers to a new reality.

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