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Monochrome and Polychrome Collide for Art Basel Miami Beach

08:00 - 14 December, 2017
Monochrome and Polychrome Collide for Art Basel Miami Beach , The Prada Double Club Miami / (c) Casey Kelbaugh. Image Courtesy of Fondazione Prada
The Prada Double Club Miami / (c) Casey Kelbaugh. Image Courtesy of Fondazione Prada

As part of Art Basel in Miami Beach, a modern and contemporary art fair that highlights galleries and the newest developments in the visual arts, Carsten Höller created an installation piece for the Fondazione Prada. The installation, “The Prada Double Club Miami” is only open for a few days as part of Art Basel and is a fully-functioning nightclub.

The Prada Double Club Miami / (c) Casey Kelbaugh. Image Courtesy of Fondazione Prada The Prada Double Club Miami / (c) Casey Kelbaugh. Image Courtesy of Fondazione Prada The Prada Double Club Miami / (c) Casey Kelbaugh. Image Courtesy of Fondazione Prada The Prada Double Club Miami / (c) Casey Kelbaugh. Image Courtesy of Fondazione Prada + 11

Carsten Höller's "Decision" (Including the 4-Story-High "Isometric Slides") Opens at London's Hayward Gallery

11:15 - 10 June, 2015
Isomeric Slides. Image © David Levene
Isomeric Slides. Image © David Levene

Today, London's Hayward Gallery at the Southbank Centre has opened a major exhibition of the work of Carsten Höller, the artist who is best-known for playfully inserting his slide installations into major galleries worldwide. Titled Carsten Höller Decision, the exhibition features works from throughout Höller's career, as well as a number of new works created especially for the show - not least Isometric Slides, his latest slide installation that gives gallery visitors the option of leaving the exhibition at speed from the Hayward Gallery's pyramidal roof lights.

Isomeric Slides. Image © David Levene Decision Corrdidors, 2015. Image © Linda Nylind Flying Mushrooms, 2015. Image © Linda Nylind Two Flying Machines, 2015. Image © Ela Bialkowska, OKNO studio + 26

Carsten Höller’s Giant Slides Return to London

08:00 - 4 April, 2015
Carsten Höller’s Giant Slides Return to London, via BBC
via BBC

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.”

Vitra Campus Adds A Viewing Tower With a Slide

00:00 - 20 June, 2014
Vitra Campus Adds A Viewing Tower With a Slide, Vitra Slide Tower / Carsten Höller. Image © Vitra
Vitra Slide Tower / Carsten Höller. Image © Vitra

Adding to the world-famous collection of buildings and structures at its campus in Weil am Rhein, Vitra has just unveiled its latest project, a viewing tower and slide designed by Carsten Höller. Located on the Alvaro Siza-designed promenade linking Herzog & de Meuron's Vitrahaus with Zaha Hadid's Fire Station, the new tower offers two ways to see the Vitra Campus as never before: from above, looking out over the other buildings at the tower's viewing platform; and on the dizzying descent, as the transparent roof to the slide gives fleeting views of the buildings around you.

More on the Vitra Slide Tower after the break

Vitra Slide Tower / Carsten Höller. Image © Vitra Vitra Slide Tower / Carsten Höller. Image © Vitra Vitra Slide Tower / Carsten Höller. Image © Vitra Vitra Slide Tower / Carsten Höller. Image © Vitra + 8

Carsten Höller Gives Museum-Goers a New Experience of the New Museum

13:00 - 31 October, 2011

Forget stairs, elevators and escalators, Carsten Höller is bringing a new method of circulation through the New Museum in New York City. It will take visitors down a three-storey, 102-foot tunnel, and may require helmets and elbow pads. What is this innovative invention? None other than the age-old, kid-friendly slide. This insallation is part of a survey exhibition of Höller ‘s work over the past twenty years in which he has explored “such themes as childhood, safety, love, the future, and doubt” in with an attitude towards his work that is “equal parts laboratory and test site.” [New Museum.org] Höller’s pieces explore human sensory experience and perception by creating environments and experiences that over-stimulate or deprive us of our senses. Read on for a preview of what to expect at the New Museum.