Carsten Höller: SOMA at Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin

With SOMA, the Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart in Berlin presents an installation by Belgian artist Carsten Höller that appeals to all senses. Canary song fill the room as well as the smell of Reindeer. With SOMA, Carsten Höller (born 1961 in Brussels), has created his most complex and elaborate installation to date. The living protagonists of the exhibition are formed by twelve reindeer, twenty-four canaries, eight mice and two flies. For the concept of the exhibition, please visit the SOMA website.

The Belgian artist Carsten Höller is known to a wider public for his work Test Site, an art installation in the turbine hall of the Tate Modern in London that consisted of five slides, visitors could slide down. In 1997 he participated in documenta X with the work Ein Haus fur Schweine und Menschen (with Rosemarie Trockel), in 2008 he had a comprehensive solo exhibition at Kunsthaus Bregenz.

Carsten Höller: SOMA at Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin. Press preview, November 3, 2010. Video by Dian Zagorchinov /

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