Carsten Höller is an artist based in Sweden who also trained as a scientist. His artistic practice challenges the nature of human perception and the role of the museum in challenging our presumptions. Mushroom sculptures, including psychedelic upside-down environments, giant spliced-together samples, and specimen cabinets such as his work on view at Remai Modern have been a central part of his practice since 1994. Using fungi as symbols of altered states of minds, the artist encourages us to see ourselves and the world around us anew.
Double Mushroom Vitrine (Twenty-Fourfold) is on view at Remai Modern until August 22, 2021, as part of the exhibition An apology, a pill, a ritual, a resistance.