CARSTEN HÖLLER'S MYSTERY PILLS AT THE NEW MUSEUM
In 2011 the New Museum in New York was transformed into something that could be likened to an enormous amusement park. Complete with slides and carousels, Belgium born artist Carsten Höller's exhibition Experience took over the entire museum. There were also so called mystery pills, swallowed at the visitor's own risk after signing a waiver not to sue the museum in the event of any dangerous side effects. Höller, who now resides in Sweden, is an agronomist by education and has among other things researched the way insects communicate. In the mid 1990s he abandoned science to become a full-time artist, but it still makes frequent appearances in his work. Not only beautiful to look at, his work also questions the viewer's perception of reality.
The queue to the slide at Carsten Höller's exhibition Experience on The New Museum.