INS 035 Upside Down Mushroom Room Carsten Höller 2000
Fondazione Prada, Milan
© Delfino Sisto Legnani,
Marco Cappelletti, Fondazione Prada
Text: Alice Yoo
Originally trained as a scientist with a doctorate in biology, Belgium-born Carsten Höller is inspired by research experiments and the world around him. His works reflect social spaces like amusement parks, the zoo or a playground but he puts an expected twist onto each of them. One of the subjects he's always centered on has been mushrooms. Since 1994, they've been a regular feature in his works. Of course, in true artist style, these aren't your ordinary mushroom, they're gigantic ones, and sometimes, they're suspended from the ceiling!
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© Delfino Sisto Legnani, Marco Cappelletti, Fondazione Prada