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Carsten Höller’s Experience Exhibition at the New Museum, New York

Carsten Holler, Experience Exhibition, New Museum

A slide, a swimming tank, a crocodile and a mushroom. These are a number of  the elements which make up the Carsten Höller Experience exhibition at the New Museum currently open until 15 January 2012.

Carsten Höller originally trained as a scientist so he has an interest in social experiments and research and so his work takes these basics to create an experience of new physical and psychological sensations. In a nutshell,  the exhibition spread over several floors, attempts to alter the minds reaction to different situations.

So take your chance to experience the weird and wonderful and go on the Mirror Carousel, throw caution to the wind and jump on the Untitled (Slide), experience the flashing lights titled Double Light Flickers and float in the Giant Psycho Tank; a sensory deprivation pool, which creates an out-of-body experience.

The best time to go is a Thursday night, when it is free from 7-9pm and has a party style atmosphere. And of course the must-do has to be the slide which takes you from one floor, through another and deposits you in the next. After all that testing I think one result is clear - science can be fun! And don’t forget your swimming costume.

For more information visit the New Museum.

Maurizio Cattelan at the Guggenheim, New York

Installation view: Maurizio Cattelan: All, Guggenheim, New York

This season, visit the Guggenheim to see the Maurizio Cattelan exhibition entitled All, which is literally suspended from the rotunda, filling the void with 130 thought-provoking works. Never before seen together in this way and the first retrospective of Cattelan’s work, it is a spectacle to be seen.

Cattelan’s work features life-like sculptures of people and animals who provoke us to think about life and death especially as many animals displayed are the product of taxidermy. But there is also power at play in these characters and often underlying dark scenes.

Go to admire an installation of exceptional works massed together and to understand more about this complex artist many see as a prankster. He’s not.

For more information visit the Guggenheim.

Photo: David Heald © Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation

Richard Serra: Junction / Cycle Exhibition at Gagosian Gallery, New York

Richard Serra: Junction / Cycle Exhibition at Gagosian Gallery, New YorkThe Gagosian Gallery has a new exhibition of Richard Serra’s monumental sculpture. Designed to make you interact in the space and force you to walk around the gallery according to the sculpture, this is an incredible show.

Go to walk through the sculptures and be amazed by their height and power. Serra is quoted:

‘I consider space to be a material. The articulation of space has come to take precedence over other concerns. I attempt to use sculptural form to make space distinct’.

The two works on show ‘Junction’ (2011) and ‘Cycle’ (2010) are both made of weatherproof steel. The exhibition is open until Saturday 26 November 2011.

For more information visit Gagosian Gallery.

Gerhard Richter: Panorama Exhibition at Tate Modern, London

Gerhard Richter, Forest (3) and Forest (4), 1990

It’s time to go see the Gerhard Richter exhibition at the Tate Modern, London. Richter’s work is truly amazing especially his squeegee paintings, which when grouped together dominate a room with such bold colour and abstractness.

Richter’s work also includes realist paintings of photographs which are technically brilliant and also portraits, subtle landscapes and history paintings. This retrospective exhibition of a such a key artist, is an opportunity to see some fantastic art, so don’t miss out.

The exhibition is open through to 8 January 2011. Visit Tate Modern for tickets.

Gerhard Richter
Forest (3) and Forest (4)  1990
CR:733 and CR:734
Private collection (left) and The Fisher Collection, San Francisco (right) © Gerhard Richter. Photo: Lucy Dawkins

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