The caption should read, “You must be 48” tall to use (Untitled).” Because that’s what the sign said on the wall. [Unless it said “…to ride (Untitled)”, which might be even better.] (via How Carsten Höller took apart a SANAA building | Art | Agenda | Phaidon)
I went to the New Museum for contemporary art. The museum’s cakebox stack building (designed by SANAA) was dominated by Höller’s projects, so I had to sign a waiver to experience Experience.
I rode on a multi-story slide (pictured here, from Phaidon’s site). I rode on a slow (slow, slow) swing carousel.
The slide was wildly popular, and adults were as excited as children as their turn approached.
There was a lot of screaming as people descended. It’s a fast slide.
I interpreted the exhibit as commentary on removing things (carousels, slides, heated spa pools) from their appropriate cultural context… And that I need assistants and much larger budgets to get into contemporary art museums. [insert distressed emoticon here]