in the first united states retrospective of german artist carsten höller, the new museum in new york brings together works from the
past twenty years. höller's approach to art derives from his background of being also a scientist, focusing on phytopathology
(the study of plant disease). his practice is reminiscent of research experiments.
collectively entitled 'experience', the installations focus on creating a perception altering environment.
the visitor is usually immersed in a situation where one or more of their senses are confused, reduced or heightened.
höller's artwork is reshaping their awareness of both -- their surroundings and themselves.