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Candida Höfer, b.1944

Trinity College Library I2004

This photograph of the Long Room at Trinity College Dublin is one of a number of architectural works made by Candida Höfer during a visit to Dublin in 2004. The trip preceded Höfer’s first solo exhibition in Ireland which took place at IMMA in 2006.

MediumC-print and card window mount
Dimensions23.5 x 30 cm
Credit LineIMMA Collection: IMMA Editions, Donated by the artist, 2004
EditionEdition 10/100
Item NumberIMMA.2212
Image Caption
Candida Höfer, Trinity College Library I, 2004, C-print and card window mount, 23.5 x 30 cm, Collection Irish Museum of Modern Art, IMMA Editions, Donated by the artist, 2004

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About the Artist

Candida Höfer b.1944

German artist Candida Höfer is a leading figure in conceptual art photography. She attended the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, where she studied under Bernd and Hilla Becher. Höfer specialises in large format photographs of empty interiors and social spaces, particularly museums and libraries. She represented Germany at the 2003 Venice Biennale. Höfer’s photographs of the Long Room in the Old Library of Trinity College, the Central Catholic Library, the National Library of Ireland and the Chapel and Great Hall of the Royal Hospital Kilmainham were exhibited at IMMA in 2006.
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