The German photographer Candida Höfer travelled through Mexico to capture its rich architectural heritage. The resulting pictures are on show in Mexico City at Galeria OMR (until 5 November). Höfer travelled to the country in 2015 to photograph 15 historic buildings in the states of Jalisco, Puebla, Oaxaca, Guanajuato and Mexico City. They include the chapel of the 19th-century Hospicio Cabañas in Guadalajara, a Unesco World Heritage Site decorated with murals by José Clemente Orozco.
The extraordinary details of Guanajuato’s Neo-Classical Teatro Juárez are presented alongside other large-format images of empty interiors. The exhibition, organised in collaboration with the Goethe Institute in Mexico, also includes smaller photographs “that examine various elements in a more abstract manner”, Höfer says.
A wider selection of works will be shown at the Colegio San Ildefonso in Mexico City in April 2017, followed by a show at the Amparo Museum in Puebla in 2018. The project is part of the 2016-17 Germany-Mexico Dual Year.