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Nîmes, Bibliothèque Carré d’art

Candida Höfer


In the 1970s, Candida Höfer’s photographs of empty public places made her mark on the art world. They included famous series of cultural institutions, from libraries to theaters, museums, archives and opera houses, which she “captured” while they were not serving their primary purpose, following each other in a sort of inventory of places where man may no longer belong. Her large-format shots offer a wealth of spectacular details, beckoning viewers to enter the space shown. To mark the reopening of Carré d’Art, a museum of contemporary art and listed municipal library designed by British architect Norman Foster, this exhibition re-questions Candida Höfer’s artistic gesture. Viewers are invited to immerse themselves in 14 institutions devoted to art and knowledge, including some of the world’s oldest and most prestigious.

Exhibition accessible on presentation of the Rencontres d’Arles 2018 pass.
Tuesday and Thursday: 10 h-19h
Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday: 10 h-18 h