Friday, 23 September 2011

Carousel Wins Enel

Remember Carsten Höler's stupid helter-skelter Test Site (2006) in Tate Modern's Turbine Hall (CLICK)? The frustrated fairground designer strikes again with Double Carousel with Zöllner Stripes (2011). Like his helter-skelter, the punters can take a ride. This nonsense has won the Enel Contemporanea Award 2011, a prize for an original artwork on the theme of energy. It goes on display at MACRO, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Rome, in December. Believe it or not, Höler is an Agronomy graduate specializing in plant pathology and with a Masters thesis on olfactory communication between insects (title link). He may know his pheromones, but obviously he knows nothing about art!


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