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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

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

The Extreme Present

Exhibition

The Extreme Present

Opening reception: Tuesday, December 3, 5–8pm
December 4–8, 2019
Moore Building, Miami

Gagosian is pleased to announce The Extreme Present, the fifth in a series of annual exhibitions at the Moore Building in the Miami Design District during Art Basel Miami Beach, presented by Gagosian and Jeffrey Deitch. The Extreme Present will explore artists’ reactions to the conditions of our accelerating and increasingly complex world. The title is inspired by The Age of Earthquakes: A Guide to the Extreme Present, a book by Shumon Basar, Douglas Coupland, and Hans Ulrich Obrist, published in 2015. Their provocative thesis addresses the rapidly evolving digital era, half a century after Marshall McLuhan’s groundbreaking study on technology’s influence on culture, Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man, in which he coined the phrase “the medium is the message.” Works in this exhibition explore concepts of media, communication, togetherness, and isolation.

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The Extreme Present

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