Carsten Höller, Untitled (Slide), 2011. Stainless steel, polycarbonate, and canvas mats for sliding.

Carsten Höller

New York

New Museum

Nauseous and uncomfortable, with pumping adrenalin, racing heartbeat, and itching skin—that describes how I felt leaving “Experience,” Carsten Höller’s first New York survey. The exhibition demonstrated just how easy it is to manipulate the human body, especially in an environment where physical reactions are unexpected. Höller’s background in high-level science has had a significant influence on his art. He investigates the human senses, creating elaborate objects and situations that challenge how we see, feel, and experience the world. At the New Museum, he constructed a playful laboratory-like environment, rewarding those willing and able to participate in his “tests”…see the entire review in the print version of September’s Sculpture magazine.