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An exhibition by celebrated photographer Candida Höfer comes to MAM

Sixty thought-provoking images of interiors and architecture, captured by Höfer over the past twenty years, will be on show.

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Sixty thought-provoking images of interiors and architecture, captured by Höfer over the past twenty years, will be on show.

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The Macao Museum of Art (MAM) is hosting a landmark exhibition of work by the much-lauded German photographer Candida Höfer, from 5 December.

The exhibition, titled Epic Gaze, comprises 60 images depicting building’s exteriors and drawing viewers into their interiors – the likes of chapels, theatres, and libraries, many of them ornate. 

According to statement from the Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC), which helped organise the exhibition, Höfer selected each piece to inspire “the public to reflect on how these spaces continue to shape and influence the collective memory of future generations through the presentation of different types of Western cultural architecture in different periods.” 

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Höfer is widely recognised as one of the most important conceptual photographers of the latter half of the 20th century, and has won numerous international awards. “She is known for her signature eye-level orthogonal views of architectural interiors of public spaces that are devoid of human presence,” said the IC.

Candida Höfer herself will participate in two “artistic dialogues” at MAM, on 6 and 9 December. She will be joined by the art critic Herbert Burkert and curators João Ó and Rita Machado.

The exhibition will run until 3 March 2024 and admission is free. More information can be found on MAM’s website.

 

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