carsten höller: divided divided
 
carsten höller: divided divided
feb 02, 2010

carsten höller: divided divided

carsten höller: divided divided museum boijmans van beuningen, netherlands from february 6th to april 25th 2010

carsten höller revolving hotel room, 2008 chairs, table, bed, wardrobe, light bulbs, steel construction, four glass platforms, engine approximately 600 x 600 cm, 180cm (including furniture) photo © attilio maranzano image courtesy of gagosian gallery, london

carsten höller‘s ‘divided divided’ exhibition at the museum boijmans van beuningen, netherlands showcases the ‘revolving hotel room’, in which höller has outfitted one of the museum’s adjoining galleries as a hotel room. the space includes a bedside table and mini-bar, mounted on four revolving discs. while the exhibition is running, visitors will be able to book this exclusive room with its constantly changing view. guests in the ‘revolving hotel room’ have twenty-four-hour access to the entire museum. this hotel room was shown previously in the guggenheim museum in new york with success.

other works included in the exhibition are a new series of huge complex mushroom replicas – ‘triple giant mushrooms’. he has also made ‘swinging curve’, a floating room from aluminum and ‘singing canaries mobile’, an enormous mobile composed of seven birdcages hanging down from the ceiling, complete with live singing canaries. all the works on show are based on a simple mathematical formula that divides and redivides the space and the objects into two.

carsten höller: divided dividedcarsten höller revolving hotel room, 2008 chairs, table, bed, wardrobe, light bulbs, steel construction, 4 glass platforms, engine approximately 600 x 600 cm, 180cm (including furniture) photo © attilio maranzano image courtesy of gagosian gallery, london

carsten höller: divided divided detail of the engine and four rotating disks photo © attilio maranzano image courtesy of gagosian gallery, london

carsten höller: divided divided carsten höller singing canaries mobile, 2009 powder coated steel construction, wood, PVC installation approximately 500 x 300 x 250 cm 7 bird cages: 45 x 45 x 60 cm photo © carsten eisfeld, berlin image courtesy of esther schipper, berlin

carsten höller: divided divided carsten höller singing canaries mobile, 2009 powder coated steel construction, wood, PVC installation approximately 500 x 300 x 250 cm 7 bird cages: 45 x 45 x 60 cm photo © carsten eisfeld, berlin image courtesy of esther schipper, berlin

carsten höller: divided divided up close of singing canaries mobile, 2009 photo © carsten eisfeld, berlin image courtesy of esther schipper, berlin

carsten höller: divided divided carsten höller swinging curve, 2009 styrofoam, wood 1460 x 730 x 270 cm photo © attilio maranzano image courtesy of gagosian gallery, london

carsten höller: divided divided carsten höller swinging curve, 2009 styrofoam, wood 1460 x 730 x 270 cm photo © attilio maranzano image courtesy of gagosian gallery, london

carsten höller: divided divided carsten höller shawinigan swinging room, 2007 polystyrene panels, glue, metal wire 1154 x 388 x 145 cm photo © national gallery of canada, terrence brennan image courtesy of esther schipper, berlin

carsten höller: divided divided carsten höller shawinigan swinging room, 2007 polystyrene panels, glue, metal wire 1154 x 388 x 145 cm photo © national gallery of canada, terrence brennan image courtesy of esther schipper, berlin

carsten höller: divided divided carsten höller scale model of triple giant mushroom, 2009-2010 photo © carsten eisfeld, berlin

carsten höller’s work has been exhibited internationally for the last 20 years. his solo shows include the fondazione prada, milan (2000), the massachusetts museum of contemporary art (2006) and the kunsthaus in bregenz, austria (2008). he represented sweden at the 51st venice biennale in 2005. he currently lives and works in stockholm.

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