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Carsten Höller
Aventura Slide Tower

Aventura Mall, Florida
www.aventuramall.com

Commissioned as part of the Aventura Mall’s expansion, Carsten Höller’s new, site-specific Aventura Slide Tower is now open. Guests visiting will be awed by the towering 93-foot slides, which can be enjoyed from a distance, or while actually sliding down the sculpture—an experience producing what Höller likens to “an emotional state . . . somewhere between delight and madness.”

Carsten Höller, Aventura Slide Tower, 2018 © Carsten Höller. Photo: Leo Diaz, courtesy Cultural Counsel/Aventura Mall

Carsten Höller, Aventura Slide Tower, 2018 © Carsten Höller. Photo: Leo Diaz, courtesy Cultural Counsel/Aventura Mall

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Carsten Höller, Fara Fara, 2014 (still) © Carsten Höller

Screening

Carsten Höller
Fara Fara

Monday, December 30, 2019
Palm Beach, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo

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Carsten Höller, Fara Fara, 2014 (still) © Carsten Höller

Artwork © Carsten Höller. Photo: Laurin Schmid

Installation

Carsten Höller
Bonner slide

Opened May 31, 2018
Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn, Germany
www.bundeskunsthalle.de

Carsten Höller has developed a site-specific slide connecting the roof of the Bundeskunsthalle to the museum’s grounds. Bonner slide (2018) aims to create a symbiotic relationship with the museum’s architecture. The slide has been inaugurated as part of the exhibition The Playground Project—Outdoor, but will remain in place for several years to be enjoyed during the outdoor season.

Artwork © Carsten Höller. Photo: Laurin Schmid

Bodys Isek Kingelez, Kimbembele Ihunga, 1994, CAAC – The Pigozzi Collection, Geneva © Bodys Isek Kingelez

Design

Carsten Höller

May 26, 2018–January 1, 2019
Museum of Modern Art, New York
www.moma.org

Carsten Höller, who has a history of working with Congolese artists, is collaborating in the exhibition design for Bodys Isek Kingelez: City Dreams at the Museum of Modern Art, New York. Bodys Isek Kingelez, who died in 2015 and was based in what was then Zaire (now the Democratic Republic of Congo), made sculptures of imagined buildings and cities that reflected his dreams for his country, his continent, and the world.

Bodys Isek Kingelez, Kimbembele Ihunga, 1994, CAAC – The Pigozzi Collection, Geneva © Bodys Isek Kingelez

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