Golden Mirror Carousel
Part of Visual Arts series.
PRESENTED BY MELBOURNE FESTIVAL AND NATIONAL GALLERY OF VICTORIAArtist Carsten Höller works to turn reality on its head, creating situations through which we can reimagine how we move through the world and reconsider our place in it.
Drawing on social spaces outside the museum, such as the amusement park, zoo, or playground, the interactions that Höller proposes through objects and situations open up a range of new and unexpected sensory revelations in art.
Underscoring this year’s microtheme of circus, the spectacular life-size Golden Mirror Carousel offers visitors to Federation Court a powerfully different physical and mental encounter than its traditional fairground counterpart. With each slow turn, participants are carried further into a gleaming, gilded looking-glass reflection, a step and a world away.
“An artist who is part science, part circus and altogether unique.”
ART IN AMERICA
Meet the Artist - free
Sun 12 Oct at 5.30pm
NGV International, Great Hall
Carsten Höller appears in conversation with Louise Neri, Melbourne Festival Creative Associate – Visual Arts, and NGV contemporary art curator Simon Maidment.
Melbourne Festival Creative Associate - Visual Arts: Louise Neri
With the assistance of Gagosian Gallery.
Image: Carsten Höller, Golden Mirror Carousel, 2014. Courtesy Gagosian Gallery
Mirror Carousel, 2005
Mirrors mounted on MDF panels, lightbulbs, stainless steel seats, stainless steel chains, steel construction, electric motor, and cables
295 1/4 x 185 inches 750 x 470 cm