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Carsten Höller
Bonner slide

Opened May 31, 2018
Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn, Germany

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

Artwork © Carsten Höller. Photo: Laurin Schmid

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


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Fara Fara

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

Realized together with the Swedish film director Måns Månsson, Carsten Höller’s film Fara Fara (2014) documents the music scene in Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo. In Congolese tradition, the fara fara, which means “face-to-face” in Lingala, is a musical competition in which two musicians perform concurrently on different stages, playing for as long as they possibly can. The musician who is able to engage their audience the longest wins. The film examines the individual psychology of the people who spearhead Kinshasa’s music scene, offering insightful observations on the context, history, and political impact of this specific subculture.

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

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


Carsten Höller

May 26, 2018–January 1, 2019
Museum of Modern Art, New York

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

Carsten Höller, 2016. Photo: Brigitte Lacombe

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Stefano Mancuso

Thursday, April 19, 2018, 6:30–7:30pm
Cinema Odeon, Florence

On the occasion of the unveiling at Palazzo Strozzi, Carsten Höller and Italian plant neurobiologist Stefano Mancuso will speak about their site-specific project The Florence Experiment. Arturo Galansino, director of the Palazzo Strozzi, will introduce the pair. The event is free and open to the public. Space is limited and will be granted on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Carsten Höller, 2016. Photo: Brigitte Lacombe

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