Carsten Höller, Bonner Rutschbahn / Bonn Slide, 2018, stainless steel with polycarbonate cover, height: ca. 13.6 m; length: ca. 35 m © Carsten Höller. Photo: Laurin Schmid

Carsten Höller: Bonn Slide at Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn, Germany.

Opening May 31, 2018.


Carsten Höller has developed a site-specific slide connecting the roof and the museum square for the entrance façade of the Bundeskunsthalle. Höller’s sculpture and Gustav Peichl’s architecture enter into a respectful symbiotic relationship that allows the visitor to see both in a new light that brings together the hitherto separate qualities of aesthetics and functionalism. The slide will be inaugurated as part of the exhibition The Playground Project – Outdoor, but will remain in place for several years to be enjoyed during the outdoor season.

Carsten Höller conceives of the museum as a space that is not just devoted to the preservation of the old, but also to experimentation, innovation, and to trying out unexpected ideas and concepts. He expands the medium of sculpture, turning it into a platform for playful activities that transform the physical and emotional experience of the viewer/visitor into an integral and central part of his art.
 


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