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Carsten Höller’s Giant Slides Return to London

Carsten Höller’s Giant Slides Return to London

German artist Carsten Höller is returning to London with plans for two new giant slides to be built at the Hayward Gallery this Summer. As part of his exhibition “Decision,” Holler will provide visitors with a two-slide exit option that will (hopefully) induce an “emotional state that is a unique condition somewhere between delight and madness.”

“[Holler] is "one of the world's most thought-provoking and profoundly playful artists, with a sharp and mischievous intelligence bent on turning our 'normal' view of things upside-down,” says Ralph Rugoff, director of the Hayward Gallery. Decision, he continued, "will ask visitors to make choices, but also, more importantly, to embrace a kind of double vision that takes in competing points of view, and embodies what Holler calls a state of 'active uncertainty' - a frame of mind conducive to entertaining new possibilities.”

The exhibition will run from 10 June until 6 September. It will build from Holler’s 2006 success at Tate Modern Turbine Hall in which built five giant slides that gained international acclaim. 

News via BBC

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Cite: Karissa Rosenfield. "Carsten Höller’s Giant Slides Return to London" 04 Apr 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/616065/carsten-holler-s-giant-slides-return-to-london> ISSN 0719-8884

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