Slides, merry-go-rounds, reindeer and mushrooms are part of German artist Carsten Höller’s astounding universe. Originally he was a scientist who specialised in insects, and in his works he experiments with us as if we were guinea pigs in his laboratory.
Carsten Höller was awarded the ARKEN PRIZE 2013 for his ability to place common everyday objects and materials into new contexts which instantly transform them into something completely alien. We lose our firm, secure position and are forced to define ourselves in new ways. We become part of Carsten Höller’s artistic creation. It makes us wiser about the world and ourselves.
Read more about Carsten Höller here
Read more about The ARKEN Prize here
At the same time ARKEN awarded two travel grants of 50.000 DKR each. Jesper Rasmussen and Thilo Frank recieved ARKEN's TRAVEL GRANT 2014. Read more about the recipients here