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When Carsten Holler says that the real material he is working with is people's experience, he is not joking. The LATimes qualifies his work as a "quasi-scientific investigation into the physiological processes related to human perception, logic, and behavior." Using his training as a scientist in his work as an artist, Höller’s primary concerns relate to the nature of human perception and self-exploration. He has undertaken many projects that invite viewer participation and interaction while questioning human behavior, perception, and logic.
Carsten Höller was born in Brussels in 1961. His works have been shown internationally over the last two decades, including solo exhibitions at Fondazione Prada, Milan (2000), the ICA Boston (2003), Musée d'Art Contemporain, Marseille (2004), MASS MoCA, (2006), and Kunsthaus Bregenz, Austria (2008). In 2006, he conceived “Test Site” for The Unilever Series at Tate Modern, London, and represented Sweden (with Miriam Bäckstrm) at the 51st Biennale di Venezia. His work Upside Down Mushroom Room (2000) was shown in 2005 at MOCA in Los Angeles. Recently he opened a bi-cultural restaurant/nightclub The Double Club in London in collaboration with Fondazione Prada for a six-month period. Höller lives and works in Stockholm, Sweden.
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More about the artist [Carnegie International]
More about the show [Gagosian Web site]
Show review [Wallpaper]
AWL disclaimer: The author of this post knows Gagosian staff members personally.