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Art Exhibition: Carsten Höller

At the New Museum in New York, an exhibit entitled "Experience" gathers a number of Carsten Höller's pieces in the most comprehensive US exhibition of his engaging works to date.

Animal Group, 2011. Installation view, “Experience,” New Museum. Photo © Benoit Pailley courtesy of New Museum

Originally trained as a scientist, Carsten Höller is frequently inspired by research and experiments from scientific history. He deploys that background in works that alter the audience’s physical and psychological sensations.

Animal Group, 2011. Installation view, “Experience,” New Museum. Photo © Benoit Pailley courtesy of New Museum

Höller’s work often draws on social spaces outside of the museum such as the amusement park, zoo, or playground. His art takes the form of proposals for radical, new ways of living by creating sculptures and diagrams for visionary architecture as well as transportation alternatives, such as his renowned slide installations.

Installation view, “Experience,” New Museum. Photo © Benoit Pailley courtesy of New Museum

Each floor of the exhibition explores a different general theme within Höller’s work. The fourth floor for example, focuses on the theme of movement—featuring the artist’s Mirror Carousel (2005).

Mirror Carousel, 2005. Installation view, “Experience,” New Museum. Photo © Benoit Pailley courtesy of New Museum

Vegetarians will be pleased to know that his Giant Triple Mushrooms (2010), are also on view.

Giant Triple Mushrooms, 2010. Installation view, “Experience,” New Museum. Photo © Benoit Pailley courtesy of New Museum

For further information visit the New Museum Website.

written by webo29

2 comments

  1. michela84

    michela84

    I met Carsten Holler and i've attended to his work "Double Carousel" at the MACRO in ROME.
    Here my lomo album!!

    http://www.lomograph(…)ner-stripes

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  2. webo29

    webo29

    @michela84 - super cool!

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