Carsten Höllerat Pirelli HangarBicocca, Milan

Doubt,
7 April – 31 July, 2016

Pirelli HangarBicocca presents Doubt, Carsten Höller’s solo exhibition. The German artist, abandoned his scientific career to devote himself to art, and now fascinates the international scene with his penetrating inquiry into the nature of human experience. Engaging the viewer in his art, Höller’s practice focuses on the search for new ways of inhabiting our world. His work explores different states of mind: joy, illusion, and of course, “doubt”, which opens the door to new ways of perceiving reality.
The exhibition involve sensory participation and perceptual focus on part of the viewers. In Carsten Höller’s view, choice is inherent to the work of art, hence the visitors themselves can choose how to approach the exhibition and which path to take. “Doubt” includes more than twenty large-scale works, both existent and new, aligned along  the middle axis of the space. Installations, videos and photographs play with the spatial and temporal coordinates of the exhibition venue, charting a course between symmetry, duplication and reversal.

 

 

THIS ALIGNMENT OF WORKS FORMS A CENTRAL DIVIDING WALL, WHERE VISITORS WILL SEE/EXPERIENCE ONLY HALF OF A GIVEN WORK, AND HAVE TO REMEMBER THE HALF THEY HAVE SEEN UNTIL THEY ENCOUNTER THE OTHER HALF ON THE OTHER SIDE.