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.
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.
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.
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).
Vegetarians will be pleased to know that his Giant Triple Mushrooms (2010), are also on view.
For further information visit the New Museum Website.