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SHELVES

Pigment print

Manufacturer Weng Contemporary

(2009)
Candida Höfer Collection
Shelves - A classic example of her fascination with public and cultural spaces. In this photograph the vast and symmetrical book lined walls of a multiple story gallery spread to the left and right and pull away tantalizingly down a middle corridor aligned with the center of the image.
As with her other photographs of similar spaces, there are no people in the image. The viewer is left with just the structure and is therefore invited to examine the walkways, ladders, and shelves, all devised and arranged to house thousands of pages of human knowledge. Her photographs dive into the psychology of social architecture, where buildings and infrastructure can reflect cultural identity. Building can seem to be oppressive, intimidating, contemporary, open, seductive, proud, pompus, accessible, inhospitable, showy and ostentatious. How the surface of a building, and its architectural  infrastructure, effects you depends on your cultural perspective.

Technique: Pigment Print
Edition Size: 75
Signature: Signed and numbered

Dimensions

25.0 x 160.0 cm

Gallery of close-ups

Pigment print SHELVES - Weng Contemporary

Pigment print SHELVES - Weng Contemporary
Pigment print SHELVES - Weng Contemporary

Pigment print SHELVES - Weng Contemporary
Pigment print SHELVES - Weng Contemporary

Pigment print SHELVES - Weng Contemporary
Pigment print SHELVES - Weng Contemporary

Pigment print SHELVES - Weng Contemporary
Pigment print SHELVES - Weng Contemporary

Pigment print SHELVES - Weng Contemporary
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