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“Carsten Höller: Experience” at New Museum invites audiences to be physically and psychologically engaged

Carsten Höller: Experience

Carsten Höller: Experience

Carsten Höller: Experience

Carsten Höller: Experience

“Carsten Höller: Experience” is the most comprehensive US exhibition to date of the artist’s engaging work. The current show gathers together a number of the artist’s signature works in an arrangement that transforms the viewer’s experience of time and space. Originally trained as a scientist, Höller is frequently inspired by research and experiments from scientific history and deploys these studies in works that alter the audience’s physical and psychological sensations, inspiring doubt and uncertainty about the world around them. His work often draws on social spaces outside of the museum such as the amusement park, zoo, or playground, but the experiences they provide are always far from our usual expectations of these activities. Höller’s art takes the form of proposals for radical, new ways of living by creating sculptures and diagrams for visionary architecture as well as transportation alternatives, such as his renowned slide installations. These concepts may seem impossible in the present day, but suggest new models for the future.

Each floor of the exhibition explores a different general theme within Höller’s work to provide a carefully choreographed journey through the building and the artist’s oeuvre. The fourth floor focuses on the theme of movement—featuring the artist’s spectacular Mirror Carousel (2005), which provides riders with a notably different physical experience than the traditional fairground merry-go-round, while at the same time reflecting and illuminating the space surrounding it. The third floor gathers together works that seek to provide an altered or utopian experience of architectural space. For example, his Giant Psycho Tank (2000) invites viewers to float weightlessly in the water of a sensory deprivation pool, providing a tenebrous, out-of-body experience.

Over the years, the artist has employed psychotropic drugs, flashing lights, and other stimuli to potentially alter the viewer’s mental state. His new site-specific installation on the second floor, Double Light Corner, flickers back and forth on a central axis, creating an immersive, hallucinatory experience. The work is paired with a recreation of Höller’sExperience Corridor in which the viewer is given the choice to undertake a number of self-experiments. The sculptures,Giant Triple Mushrooms (2010), icons of the kind of personal exploratory journey that his work has always centered on, will also be on view. Taken as a whole, Höller’s work is an invitation to re-imagine the way in which we move through the world and the relationships we build as he asks us to reconsider what we think we know about ourselves.

The exhibition is organized by Massimiliano Gioni, Associate Director and Director of Exhibitions, with Gary Carrion-Murayari, Associate Curator and Jenny Moore, Assistant Curator.

“Due to unprecedented attendance for the Carsten Holler exhibition and increased staffing needs, we have increased admission prices,” said Gabriel Einsohn, communications director for the New Museum. “It is most likely not a permanent increase.”

The new prices went into effect in early November. Previously, general admission was $12 and is now $16; admission for seniors increased to $14 from $10 while the student rate went to $12 from $8. Admission remains free for museum goers under 18, Einsohn said.

Admission also remains free for everyone every Thursday evening from 7 to 9 p.m..

Carsten Höller: Experience is on view through Jan. 15. Find more story published in The New York Times.

Carsten Holler

Carsten Holler

Photo by Fred R. Conrad/The New York Times

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The night of Korea’s royal costume and cuisine, ‘The King of Joseon’ at Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City on October 3rd, 2011.

King of Joseon

King of Joseon

To the night of Korea’s royal costume and cuisine, “The King of Joseon in New York,’

Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY/The Great Hall and the Temple of Dendur

6pm on October 3, 2011

Korea’s Royal Costume will be incarnated by Hye-soon Kim, Korea’s one of top traditional designer and master of Court Costume along with traditional dance performance by the National Company for Traditional Dance in Great Hall.

Bok-ryeo Han, Korea’s “human treasure” and a successor of Court Cuisine, will present King’s Cuisines for a dinner at Temple of Dendur with a special demonstration.

“The King of Joseon in New York” is being held in support and awareness of UN’s Global Strategy for Women’s & Children’s Health.

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King of joseon_host

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‘Living as Form’ at the historic Essex Street Market opens at noon on September 24th, 2011!

LivingasForm

LivingasForm

Living as Form is an unprecedented, international project exploring over twenty years of cultural works that blur the forms of art and everyday life, emphasizing participation, dialogue, and community engagement.
Living as Form provides a broad look at a vast array of socially engaged practices that appear with increasing regularity in fields ranging from theater to activism, and urban planning to visual art. The project bringstogether twenty-five curators, documents over 100 artists’ projects in a large-scale survey exhibition inside the historic Essex Street Market building, features nine new commissions in the surrounding neighborhood, and provides a dynamic online archive of over 350 socially engaged projects.

Featuring: Carolina Caycedo, Surasi Kusolwong, Long March Foundation, Megawords, Our Goods, Superflex, Temporary Services, Time/Bank, Bik Van der Pol, and over 80 archival projects from around the world.

September 24–October 16
Thursday–Sunday, 12–8 PM
The historic Essex Street Market

www.creativetime.org/livingasform

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“Mind the Gap’ by North Korean Artist Sun Mu at SB D Gallery in East Village starting on July 16th, 2011

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“Mind the Gap” by Sun Mu from North Korea at SB D Gallery in East Village on July 16 2011

“I cannot help being political. How can I ignore the reality of the North, where my parents are still suffering?” by Sun Mu.

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Sun_Mu_Oil_Painting

Title: Sun Mu from North Korea

Exhibition Venue: SB D Gallery, 125 East 4th Street, New York, NY 10003

Medium: Oil Painting

Exhibition Date:  July 16 – August 20 2011

Opening Reception:  July 16 2011 from 5-8pm

Quantity: 15 paintings

Curator: Yu Yeon Kim

Sun Mu, North Korean Artist who escaped from North Korea to China, Vietnam, Laos then finally to South Korea, will be presented his paintings to New York City for the first time in history.

Sun Mu’s work has been widely reported by BBC, Time magazine, New York Times, Financial Times  and international press when he attended at art college in South Korea last 3 years.

His painting has been echoed his tremendous life dangered experience by hiding himself in jungle for years in Laos then living in materialistic capitalism in South Korea and questioning dramatically different life, ideologies, controlled information and isolation.

His articles are following;
NEW YORK TIMES
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/21/world/asia/21painter.html

BBC
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/8000769.stm

TIME  By Michael Gibb,  Monday, Sep. 07, 2009
http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1919276,00.html

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Artist,
SUN MU

Born in 1972, North Korea
He studied Fine Art at College in North Korea for 3 years

1998 He flew from North Korea.  He risked his life to cross China

1998 – 2002 China and South East Asia
2002 – present: S. Korea
2007  Graduate from Hong-Ik University, Fine Art – B.A degree
2009 Graduate from Hong-Ik University, Fine Art – M.A degree

Solo Exhibitions
2008 Nothing to envy in this World, Gallery Ssamzie, Seoul
2008 We are living in the happy world, Alternative Space Chung Jeong
Gak, Seoul

Group Exhibitions
2009 Shared, Divided, United, Deutchiland-Korea;
Neue Gesellschaft fur Bildende Kunst, Berlin
2009 Art in Busan 2009, Busan Museum of Art, Busan
2009 Exhibition of hte 9th North Korean Human Rights International
Conference
Grand Hyatt Hotel, Melbourne, Australia
2009  New Acquisitions, Gyeonggi Museum of Modern Art, Ansan
2008  Korea Now, artLink, Inc and Sotheby’s, Tel-Aviv, Israel
2007 Sweet and Scary Presidential Election, Chung Jeong Gak, Seoul
2007 We are Happy, Gallery Curiosity, Seoul

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VERSE; A MURDER MYSTERY Screening & Party at Bowery Poetry Club in East Village

Verse

Verse

The screening of the entire VERSE series will be presented at Bowery Poetry Club in East Village.

VERSE: A murder mystery.  When a young poet discovers a lost manuscript, he is drawn into the New York City literary world with the only key to an unsolved, 30-year-old murder.

VERSE: A MURDER MYSTERY SCREENING & PARTY

Friday, June 17, 2011 ·  7:00pm –  9:30pm

Admission: FREE

Bowery Poetry Club, 308 Bowery, NYC

Screening and party for the entire ground-breaking web-series, VERSE: A Murder Mystery.

Featuring Jon Sands, Angel Nafis, Bob Holman, Lamont Steptoe, and others. Produced by Rattapallax..

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