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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

Carsten Höller, 2016. Photo: Brigitte Lacombe

In Conversation

Carsten Höller
Stefano Mancuso

Thursday, April 19, 2018, 6:30–7:30pm
Cinema Odeon, Florence
www.palazzostrozzi.org

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

Allen Ruppersberg, Who’s Afraid of the New Now?, from the series Preview Suite (1988). Photo courtesy the artist and Greene Naftali, New York

Talk Series

Who’s Afraid of the New Now? 40 Artists in Dialogue

Saturday–Sunday, December 2–3, 2017
New Museum, New York
www.newmuseum.org

To celebrate its fortieth anniversary, the New Museum will host a talk series with over forty artists whose work has been integral in shaping the New Museum. Highlight includes:

December 2, 1pm
Carsten Höller and Hans Haacke
Purchase tickets at www.newmuseum.org

December 2, 4pm
Jeff Koons and George Condo
Purchase tickets at www.newmuseum.org

December 3, 3pm
Neil Jenney and Nicole Eisenman
Purchase tickets at www.newmuseum.org

Allen Ruppersberg, Who’s Afraid of the New Now?, from the series Preview Suite (1988). Photo courtesy the artist and Greene Naftali, New York

Photo: Zarko Vijatovic

Visit

Nocturne Rive Droite

Wednesday, May 17, 2017, 6–11pm
4 rue de Ponthieu, Paris
www.art-rivedroite.com

Galleries located in the triangle d’or will be open to visitors after hours. A group exhibition including work by John Chamberlain, Walter De Maria, Edmund de Waal, Carsten Höller, Olivier Mosset, Steven Parrino, Sterling Ruby, Richard Serra, Taryn Simon, and Tatiana Trouvé will be on view at our Paris gallery.

Photo: Zarko Vijatovic

Announcements

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

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

Commission

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

Museum Exhibitions

Carsten Höller, Dice (Limestone), 2019 (in progress) © Carsten Höller. Photo: Ricardo Gonçalves

On View

Carsten Höller in
Expanded

Through November 24, 2019
Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Venice
www.primeirapedra.com

Expanded features three newly commissioned works in stone by Marina Abramović, Carsten Höller, and Julião Sarmento. Höller presents a large-scale die made of Portuguese limestone based on his 2014 sculpture Dice (White Body, Black Dots). The exhibition is part of Primeira Pedra (First Stone), an experimental international research program that explores the potential of Portuguese stone. The project is managed by experimentadesign and cofunded by the EU.

Carsten Höller, Dice (Limestone), 2019 (in progress) © Carsten Höller. Photo: Ricardo Gonçalves

Carsten Höller, Upside-Down Goggles, 1994– © Carsten Höller. Photo: Elzbieta Bialkowska

On View

Carsten Höller
Behaviour

Through February 23, 2020
Kunsten Museum of Modern Art Aalborg, Denmark
kunsten.dk

Carsten Höller’s work aims to involve its viewers both physically and mentally, often arriving at an intersection between play, science, and art. In Behaviour, visitors experience contact with artwork that enables disruption or transformation of the way they view their surroundings via light, sound, smell, mirror images, and other means.

Carsten Höller, Upside-Down Goggles, 1994– © Carsten Höller. Photo: Elzbieta Bialkowska

Carsten Höller, Gartenkinder, 2014 © Carsten Höller. Photo: Mike Bruce

On View

Carsten Höller
Reproduction

Through April 13, 2020
Copenhagen Contemporary
copenhagencontemporary.org

In this exhibition Carsten Höller examines the theme of reproduction, adopting an approach that is at once scientific and artistic. The museum is transformed into a large, biology-based playscape where, for example, the visitors are encouraged to crawl through the pips of a die, and where slow-moving merry-go-rounds and corridors of mirrors affect their sensory perceptions.

Carsten Höller, Gartenkinder, 2014 © Carsten Höller. Photo: Mike Bruce

Carsten Höller, Upside-Down Mushroom Room, 2000 © Carsten Höller. Photo by Attilio Maranzano, courtesy Fondazione Prada

On View

Atlas

Opened April 20, 2018
Fondazione Prada, Milan
www.fondazioneprada.org

The group of exhibited artworks, realized between 1960 and 2016, represents a possible mapping of the ideas and visions that have guided the creation of the collection and the collaborations with the artists  that have contributed to the activities of the foundation throughout the years. Work by Walter De Maria, Michael Heizer, Damien Hirst, Carsten Höller, and Jeff Koons is included.

Carsten Höller, Upside-Down Mushroom Room, 2000 © Carsten Höller. Photo by Attilio Maranzano, courtesy Fondazione Prada

Carsten Höller, Two Roaming Beds (Grey), 2015 © Carsten Höller

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Carsten Höller
Sunday

March 29–June 30, 2019
Museo Tamayo, Mexico City
museotamayo.org

For his premier solo show in Central America, Carsten Höller is presenting a number of new playful and experimental installations, as well as some of his better-known works. Visitors are invited to stay overnight and roam the exhibition space in one of the artist’s robotic twin beds Two Roaming Beds (Grey) (2015).

Carsten Höller, Two Roaming Beds (Grey), 2015 © Carsten Höller

Carsten Höller, Light Wall, 2000/17 © Carsten Höller

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Ecstasy

September 29, 2018–February 24, 2019
Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, Germany
kunstmuseum-stuttgart.de

This exhibition allows the visitor to become familiar with the various faces of ecstasy and with the shifting social significance of mind-altering states as it changed over the centuries. In doing so, it also considers how different cultural spheres handle the phenomenon of ecstasy. With art at its foundation, the show introduces viewers to various ways that artists have approached ecstatic states—including pictorial representations, video, installation works, and kinesthetic experiences. Work by Andreas Gursky, Carsten Höller, and Man Ray is included.

Carsten Höller, Light Wall, 2000/17 © Carsten Höller

Alexander Calder, Untitled, 1963 © 2018 Calder Foundation, New York/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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100 Years of Kinetic Art

September 22, 2018–January 20, 2019
Kunsthal Rotterdam, Netherlands
www.kunsthal.nl

Action<–>Reaction: 100 Years of Kinetic Art covers a wide range of kinetic art and offers visitors an opportunity to experience work that appeals to all of the senses. The exhibition is a revival of the successful 2013 Paris exhibition Dynamo. Work by Alexander Calder, Marcel Duchamp, and Carsten Höller is included.

Alexander Calder, Untitled, 1963 © 2018 Calder Foundation, New York/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Carsten Höller, Smelling Tree (Portrait of Cedric Price), 2014 © Carsten Höller. Photo: Ivo Pisanti

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Carsten Höller in
Urban Forest

October 26, 2018–January 20, 2019
Riso Museum, Palermo, Sicily
www.poloartecontemporanea.it

Artists and works of art from different geographical areas shape a contemporary “forest” where a combination of nature and culture is investigated. Work by Carsten Höller is included.

Carsten Höller, Smelling Tree (Portrait of Cedric Price), 2014 © Carsten Höller. Photo: Ivo Pisanti

Carsten Höller, rendering of The Florence Experiment Slides, 2018

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Carsten Höller and Stefano Mancuso
The Florence Experiment

April 19–August 26, 2018
Palazzo Strozzi, Florence, Italy
www.palazzostrozzi.org

Carsten Höller and plant neurobiologist Stefano Mancuso are collaborating on
The Florence Experiment, which enables the pair to study the interaction between human beings and plants. Visitors may participate in two very different experiments, the first entailing a descent down a sixty-five-foot slide and the second involving carefully curated screenings in two special cinemas. The feelings of excitement, surprise, amusement, and fear experienced by the participants will be compared with the growth and reactions of various kinds of plants in order to study the empathy between plant organisms and human beings.

Carsten Höller, rendering of The Florence Experiment Slides, 2018

Carsten Höller, Light Wall, 2000/17 © Carsten Höller. Photo: Attilio Maranzano

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Welt ohne Außen

June 8–August 5, 2018
Martin-Gropius-Bau Berliner Festspiele, Berlin
www.berlinerfestspiele.de

Spanning the Light and Space movement of the late 1960s to contemporary performances and workshops, this exhibition features a great variety of immersive practices, which dissolve categories of viewer and work and diminish the distance between subject and object. Work by Lucio Fontana and Carsten Höller is included.

Carsten Höller, Light Wall, 2000/17 © Carsten Höller. Photo: Attilio Maranzano

Installation view, Altered States. Substances in Contemporary Art, Kunstpalais Erlangen, Germany, March 4–May 21, 2018. Artwork © Carsten Höller. Photo: Kilian Reil © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2018

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Carsten Höller in
Altered States. Substances in Contemporary Art

March 4–May 21, 2018
Kunstpalais Erlangen, Germany
www.kunstpalais.de

People have always consumed substances for purposes other than nutrition—for medical reasons, to experience ecstasy, to expand their consciousness, in religious rituals, for self-optimization, and out of boredom. This exhibition presents artists who address the topic through photography, video, objects, installation art, and performances. Work by Carsten Höller is included.

Installation view, Altered States. Substances in Contemporary Art, Kunstpalais Erlangen, Germany, March 4–May 21, 2018. Artwork © Carsten Höller. Photo: Kilian Reil © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2018

Carsten Höller, Y, 2003. Photo by Attilio Maranzano

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Carsten Höller
Y

June 23–September 10, 2017
Centro Botín, Santander, Spain
www.centrobotin.org

This exhibition, curated by Vicente Todolí and Udo Kittelmann, marks Carsten Höller’s first show in Spain and the debut show for the Centro Botín, designed by Renzo Piano. The show features new works alongside a selection of well-known projects, some specially restaged for the Centro Botín, including Elevator Bed (2010). Separately, Höller has created a new site-specific light installation for the Pereda Gardens, which is active from sunset to sunrise.

Carsten Höller, Y, 2003. Photo by Attilio Maranzano

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