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

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Carsten Höller
Sunday

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

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

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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, 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

Carsten Höller, Two Roaming Beds, 2016. Photo: Attilio Maranzano

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Carsten Höller
Henie Onstad Sanatorium

May 12–September 10, 2017
Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, Oslo
hok.no

Through a series of experimental installations and sculptures, treatment seekers can float, slide, and fly through the Sanatorium. Roaming robot-beds offer visitors the chance to check in and spend the night for a private session.

Carsten Höller, Two Roaming Beds, 2016. Photo: Attilio Maranzano

Carsten Höller, Giant Triple Mushroom, 2010© Carsten Höller

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Infinite Garden
From Giverny to the Amazon

March 20–August 28, 2017
Centre Pompidou-Metz, France
www.centrepompidou-metz.fr

Featuring some three hundred works from the late nineteenth century to the present day, this exhibition explores fantastical representations of gardens and nature, focusing on the experimental, the obscure, the chaotic, and the unpredictable. Work by Lucio Fontana and Carsten Höller is included.

Carsten Höller, Giant Triple Mushroom, 2010
© Carsten Höller

Ellen Gallagher, Dew Breaker, 2015 © Ellen Gallagher

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The Absent Museum

April 20–August 13, 2017
Wiels, Brussels
www.wiels.org

To mark its tenth anniversary, Wiels presents a large-scale exhibition across three venues. The show outlines a substantive framework for a possible future museum of contemporary art in the capital of Europe. The exhibition is both a look backward at the journey that Wiels has made so far and an exploration of its future development. Works by Ellen Gallagher and Carsten Höller are on view.

Ellen Gallagher, Dew Breaker, 2015 © Ellen Gallagher

Carsten Höller, Giant Triple Mushroom, 2015.&nbsp;Photo by Sangtae Kim

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Carsten Höller in
Wirikuta (Mexican Time Slip)

November 3, 2016–April 30, 2017
Museo Espacio, Mexico
www.me.gob.mx

Curated by Nicolas Bourriaud, the exhibition focuses on contemporary artists who illustrate parallel worlds, and on growing trends in animalism and transhumanism.

Carsten Höller, Giant Triple Mushroom, 2015. 

Photo by Sangtae Kim