What a Wonderful World
Through March 12, 2023
Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo, Rome
This exhibition brings together major installations by fourteen international artists including key works from the museum’s collection and others commissioned for the occasion. The works on display investigate issues of scientific and technological progress relating to the challenges of the contemporary era. Work by Carsten Höller and Tatiana Trouvé is included.
Tatiana Trouvé, Les indéfinis, 2018 © Tatiana Trouvé
October 5, 2021–February 28, 2022
Museu de Arte, Arquitetura e Tecnologia, Lisbon
Carsten Höller: Day brings together an array of works producing light and darkness, including sculptures that function as lamps, projections, and architectural interventions, dating from 1987, when Höller was working as a scientist, to today. More than twenty works, many re-created especially for this show, unfold across the museum in an arrangement that creates a dialogue with its architecture. The exhibition space is illuminated exclusively by Höller’s art, leading audiences through multisensory experiences of altered perception.
Carsten Höller, Divisions (Turquoise Lines and Pink Circles), 2014 © Carsten Höller
Dyr i kunsten
March 21, 2020–January 10, 2021
Arken Museum, Ishoj, Denmark
Dyr i kunsten, or Animals in Art, features sculpture, installations, video, photography, and paintings by a wide array of international artists whose work explores the ways that humans study, categorize, live with, and use animals and how we thus attempt to gain a deeper understanding of ourselves. Work by Douglas Gordon, Damien Hirst, and Carsten Höller is included.
Installation view, Dyr i kunsten, Arken Museum, Ishoj, Denmark, May 26, 2020–January 10, 2021. Artwork © Damien Hirst and Science Ltd. All rights reserved, DACS 2020. Photo: David Stjernholm
September 28, 2019–April 13, 2020
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
September 26, 2019–February 23, 2020
Kunsten Museum of Modern Art Aalborg, Denmark
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 in
May 10–November 24, 2019
Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Venice
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
March 29–June 30, 2019
Museo Tamayo, Mexico City
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
September 29, 2018–February 24, 2019
Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, Germany
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
100 Years of Kinetic Art
September 22, 2018–January 20, 2019
Kunsthal Rotterdam, Netherlands
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 in
October 26, 2018–January 20, 2019
Riso Museum, Palermo, Sicily
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 and Stefano Mancuso
The Florence Experiment
April 19–August 26, 2018
Palazzo Strozzi, Florence, Italy
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
Welt ohne Außen
June 8–August 5, 2018
Martin-Gropius-Bau Berliner Festspiele, Berlin
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
April 20–July 22, 2018
Fondazione Prada, Milan
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 in
Altered States. Substances in Contemporary Art
March 4–May 21, 2018
Kunstpalais Erlangen, Germany
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
June 23–September 10, 2017
Centro Botín, Santander, Spain
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
Henie Onstad Sanatorium
May 12–September 10, 2017
Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, Oslo
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
From Giverny to the Amazon
March 20–August 28, 2017
Centre Pompidou-Metz, France
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
The Absent Museum
April 20–August 13, 2017
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 in
Wirikuta (Mexican Time Slip)
November 3, 2016–April 30, 2017
Museo Espacio, Mexico
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
56th Biennale di Venezia
All the World’s Futures
May 9–November 22, 2015
Giardini and Arsenale, Venice
All the World’s Futures, curated by Okwui Enwezor for the 56th Biennale di Venezia, forms a unitary itinerary with over 136 artists from fifty-three countries, of whom eighty-nine are showing in the Biennale for the first time. The world before us today exhibits deep divisions and wounds, pronounced inequalities, and uncertainties as to the future. The exhibition aims to investigate how the tensions of the outside world act on the sensitivities and the vital and expressive energies of artists, on their desires and their inner songs. Work by Georg Baselitz, Ellen Gallagher, Theaster Gates, Katharina Grosse, Andreas Gursky, Carsten Höller, Tetsuya Ishida, and Taryn Simon is included.
Tetsuya Ishida, Recalled, 1998 © Estate of Tetsuya Ishida. Photo: Martin Wong