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Gagosian Gallery Davies Street, London
Gagosian Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of new works by Carsten Höller.
The exhibition includes a new series of photographic works, made by Höller in collaboration with Attilio Maranzano. In apparent contrast, a resin cast of a baby hippopotamus will also be shown, seemingly hallucinatory in that its eyes appear to make it seem alive. Carsten Höller's work is about visual perception, and the ways in which the body reacts to different stimuli.
Carsten Höller (b.1963) lives in Stockholm and has shown his work internationally over the last decade, including important one-man exhibitions at Fondazione Prada, Milan; Musée d'Art Contemporain, Marseille; Mass MoCA, 2006. He has represented Sweden, with Miriam Backström, at the 51st Venice Biennale.
Höller has undertaken many projects that invite visitor interaction, such as Flying Machine (1996) that hoists the user through the air, Upside-Down Goggles (1994/2001) that modify vision, and Frisbee House (2000), a room full of Frisbees. More recently he created slides for the Unilever Series commission for the Turbine Hall at Tate Modern, Test Site (2006-2007), these question human behaviour, perception and logic, offering the possibility for self-exploration in the process. His exhibition One, Some, Many is currently on show at the Shawinigan Space in La cité de l'Énergie and has been organized by the National Gallery of Canada.