Carsten Höller: “Decision”


Two Roaming Beds (Grey) and Decision Corridors Image © David Levene

Two Roaming Beds (Grey) and Decision Corridors Image © David Levene

Flying Mushrooms, 2015. Image © Linda Nylind

Flying Mushrooms, 2015. Image © Linda Nylind

by uk team
Carsten Höller: “Decision” is the artist’s largest survey show in the UK to date. Immersing visitors in a series of experimental environments, Höller’s interactive exhibition explores perception and decision making. To enter the exhibition visitors must choose between two different entrances, behind which lie separate routes through the first gallery. Once inside the exhibition, visitors encounter a range of situations – including the invitation to consume a pill, contents unknown – that ask them to reflect on the process of decision making.
In an unusual move for an exhibition, the show also features Two Roaming Beds (Grey), a piece composed of – you guessed it – two beds which automatically roam the galleries. For £300 a night, these beds can be booked for an exclusive stay in the gallery, with full access to the artworks overnight.
Isomeric Slides, 2015. Image © Linda Nylind

Isomeric Slides, 2015. Image © Linda Nylind

Carsten Höller was born in 1961 in Brussels, Belgium. He studied agricultural entomology at the University of Kiel where he received his doctorate in 1988. By the 1990s, he began to make artworks and eventually abandoned science as profession to pursue a career as an artist. His work was the subject of solo exhibitions at a number of international institutions including the Moderna  Museet in Sweden (1999); Fondazione Prada in Milan (2000); MASS MoCA (2006); Kunsthaus Bregenz in Austria (2008), and the Hamburger Bahnhof in Berlin (2010). This autumn, the New Museum will present the first New York survey exhibition of his projects. Höller lives and works in Stockholm, Sweden.

Hayward Gallery

Southbank Centre
London

Until 6 September 2015

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