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Candida Höfer is one of the foremost representatives of contemporary photographers. This is the first time that her artwork will be shown in Sweden in a large exhibition. The exhibition includes about 100 works spanning from 1968 up until today. Below, the artist describes the exhibit in her own words:

”The exhibition is an invitation to follow an exercise of self-examination: I attempt to identifiy – across time, across sets of motives and across the presentation forms used – common denominators of the visual memory that is guiding me.”

Candida Höfer

EXHIBITION: Candida Höfer, Affinities/Affinitäten/Affiniteter

WHERE: Artipelag Art Hall, Hålludden, Värmdö

WHEN: 1 July – 28 October 2012


Bo Nilsson, Director, Artipelag and Frida Andersson, Assistant Curator


Candida Höfer was born in 1944 in Eberswalde, Germany. She was educated at the Düsseldorf Art Academy where she first studied film under Ole John and thereafter photography under Bernd and Hilla Becher. Candida Höfer’s work has been shown in solo exhibitions at museums such as Kunsthalle Basel, Kunsthalle Bern, Portikus in Frankfurt, and at the Hamburger Kunsthalle. In 2012, she took part in the renowned Dokumenta 11 exhibition at Kassel, Germany. In 2003, she represented (together with Martin Kippenberger) Germany at the world famous Venice Biennial art exhibition in Italy (Biennale di Venezia). Candida Höfer is represented at several of the world’s most important museums such as the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Centre Pompidou in Paris, and the Museum of Modern Art in Stockholm. Candida Höfer currently lives in Cologne, Germany.


In conjunction with the exhibition, a richly illustrated catalogue with text by Prof. Dr. Friedrich Wolfram Heubach is being published. The catalogue is designed by Very in Frankfurt am Main (Alexandra Papadopoulou, Nathalie Landenberger and Marie Schoppmann), and was produced in collaboration with Schirmer/Mosel, which distributes the catalogue outside of Artipelag.


Friday 29 June at 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. We will be offering a light lunch.

RSVP: to Samuel Lind at: before Tuesday 26/6. Images can be obtained here.


Boat: M/S Gurli departs from Nykrokajen dock, by Dramaten (the Royal Dramatic Theatre), at 09:30 a.m. and arrives at Artipelag at 10:55 a.m. Price: 150 SEK one-way, or 200 SEK return.

Bus: buses depart from Vasagatan, opposite the Stockholm Tourist Centre, at 09:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Travel time: about 30 minutes. Price: 50 SEK one-way.