Candida Höfer. Käthe Kollwitz Prize 2024

Exhibition, 14 Sep – 24 Nov 2024
Akademie der Künste, Pariser Platz 4, 10117 Berlin

Award ceremony and exhibition opening on 13 Sep 2024, 7 pm

Candida Höfer

The Cologne-based photographer Candida Höfer will be awarded the Käthe Kollwitz Prize 2024. With this prize, the Akademie der Künste honours one of the most internationally recognized German photographers. Candida Höfer’s oeuvre, which has grown steadily over five decades, is considered part of the contemporary photographic avant-garde. Her large-format photographs depict the public and semi-public spaces of landmark historical libraries, museums and opera houses. The focus of her motifs is on places of human interaction, communication, memory and knowledge, but also of leisure and recreation. The artist herself describes her works not as architectural photography, but rather as portraits of spaces.

The prize will be awarded on 13 September 2024 as part of Berlin Art Week in the Akademie der Künste at Pariser Platz. To mark the awarding of the prize, the Akademie der Künste is showing an exhibition of works by Candida Höfer.