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Carsten Höller

Like many artists concerned with participative experiences, Höller is also interested in the idea of social interaction and the environments in which these take place.

In 2008 he opened the Double Club, a 'pop-up' London nightclub, restaurant and bar fusing western nightlife with the Congolese culture in which he has long been interested.

By removing art from the gallery space and re-formulating it as a regular social activity, he played with the notions of what art might consist of.

In the same year, his contribution to the any-space-whatever group show at the New York Guggenheim was an installation similarly designed to confuse and question gallery space.

Consisting of a fully-functioning hotel suite laid out on four slowly-turning discs, visitors were able to reserve the room for one night each and enjoy the opportunity to view art - while effectively making it - during their stay.

 

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