Published by Hayward Publishing. Foreword and interview by Ralph Rugoff. Text by Naomi Alderman, Jenni Fagan, Deborah Levy, Helen Oyeyemi, Ali Smith, Jonathan Lethem.
Carsten Höller: Decision consists of two distinctive publications examining the work of the acclaimed contemporary artist Carsten Höller (born 1961) and his particular interest in the challenges, outcomes and effects of decision-making. The first book contains a collection of newly commissioned short stories exploring the theme of decision-making by acclaimed writers Naomi Alderman, Jenni Fagan, Deborah Levy, Helen Oyeyemi, Ali Smith and Jonathan Lethem. The second book offers a photographic interpretation of the multiple ways of experiencing Höller's immersive work, accompanied by an extensive interview with the artist, led by Ralph Rugoff, Hayward Gallery Director and curator of the show. Beautifully illustrated and packaged, Carsten Höller: Decision offers an exceptional and stimulating visual and literary experience for lovers of art, fiction and human nature.
Published by Progetto Prada Arte srl. Text by Hans Ulrich Obrist.
Carsten Höller’s chunky artist’s book The Double Club documents the London nightclub of the same name, which operated in 2008–09. Each room in the space was divided into Congolese and Western areas, creating an environment where guests enjoyed the fruitful coexistence of two different cultures.
Published by La Fábrica. Edited by Helle Crenzien, Detlev Gretenkort, Michael Juul Holm.
Trained as an agronomic engineer, Carsten Höller (born 1961) is known for his frequent use of mushrooms as a motif and theme in his installations and projects. His Artist’s Portfolio comprises a set of 19 photographs of sculptures of fungi. These works were produced in polyester, synthetic resin, wire, polyurethane, cardboard, stainless steel and wood, and then painted in acrylic.
Published by Hatje Cantz. Edited by Barbara-Brigitte Mak.
Often associated with "Relational Aesthetics," Carsten Höller has become known for his sensory environments that disrupt prescribed human behavior by twisting perception, and eliciting spontaneous reactions of confusion. In this monograph, Höller documents, in chronological order, each of his works dating from 2001 to the present, supplementing them with interviews.
Published by Hatje Cantz. Edited by Dorothée Brill, Udo Kittelmann. Text by Claude Lévi-Strauss, John Brough.
In Soma, Belgian artist Carsten Höller (born 1961) traces the myth of the titular healing drink made by Vedic nomads in northern India during the second century BC. Drinking soma was thought to provide access to the divine. This publication collects writings on soma, from the early eighteenth century to the present, on which Höller drew for his most recent hallucinatory installation.
Published by Kunsthaus Bregenz. Text by Carl Roitmeister.
In the spring of 2008, Stockholm-based artist Carsten Höller presented four major works at Austria's Kunsthaus Bregenz--some for the first time. Together, they created a "labyrinth of seduction and doubt," according to the museum--a sort of carousel of circular motion and irritated perception.
Published by Walther König, Köln. Edited by Jan Aman. Text by Jan Aman, Nathalie Ergino.
One Day One Day is two books in one--read it from either side--documenting two shows in one, two large light installations held in the same space on alternating days. Separate press kits, websites, invitations and openings meant visitors didn't always grasp the double nature of the work.
Published by Fondazione Prada. Essay by Germano Celant. Introduction by Miuccia Prada.
In an effort to implicate a wider public in the experience and production of art, Carsten Höller employs strategies of direct involvement that help to abolish the barrier between the work of art and the spectator. Sculptures and installations designed for the Fondazione Prada insist on visitor interaction, and the act is reciprocated: the works change progressively through intermittent lights that transmit vibrations to the visitor's body. A hallucinatory subversion of private sensation results, in accord with Höller's aspiration to sabotage the complacencies of everyday life. Complete with a biography and bibliography, this catalogue is the most exhaustive documentation of Höller's challenging work to date.