CARSTEN HÖLLER'S MYS­TERY PILLS AT THE NEW MU­SEUM

Plaza Magazine US & International - - TAILORING -

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.

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