• Galleria Continua is pleased to present Method, the first major exhibition of Carsten Höller in China. To inhabit the world is to divide it. For Carsten Höller, this is not so much a political fact as a mathematical reality. Fascinated by partition principles, the artist explores how lines cut through surfaces and incessantly yield captivating new shapes Höller’s discourse on method is an eminently practical and productive one, giving rise to infinite shades of colour and a panoply of geometrical objects. His rationalist instincts even turn to the division of time reminding us that the global homogenization of time occurred only recently as a response to the unprecedented degree of planetary interconnectedness.

    If Höller astutely multiplies divisions, his quest for knowledge also relies on a psychedelic epistemology: altered states of mind that can enhance our understanding of the world. Trained in Natural Sciences, the former laboratory engineer points to an elective affinity between the researcher and the sage. By using a multitude of medium with mischievously subversive wit, one of the indispensable instruments in his artistic laboratory,  Carsten Höller challenges the limits of our own perception.

    How do we divide the world to make sense of it?

    The artist proposes in this exhibition of new and recent work a reconciliation of modern science and ancient wisdom that appears tantalizingly within reach. Höller gives us the Method. 



    Galleria Continua
    0086/10 59789505
    beijing@galleriacontinua.com.cn
    # 8503, Dashanzi 798 Art Factory., 2 Jiuxianqiao Road, Chaoyang Dst. Beijing


  • Carsten  Höller  uses  his  training  as  a  scientist  in  his  work  as  an  artist,  concentrating particularly  on  the  nature  of  human  relationships.  Born  in  Brussels  in  1961,  he  now lives  and  works  in  Stockholm,  Sweden  and  Biriwa,  Ghana.
    His  works  have  been  shown  internationally  over  the  last  two  decades,  including  solo exhibitions  at  Fondazione  Prada,  Milan  (2000),  the  ICA  Boston  (2003),  Musée  d' Art Contemporain,  Marseille  (2004),  Kunsthaus  Bregenz,  Austria  (2008),  Museum Boijmans  Van  Beuningen,  Rotterdam  (2010),  Hamburger  Bahnhof,  Museum  für Gegenwart,  Berlin  (2011),  New  Museum,  New  York  (2011)  Thyssen-­‐Bornemisza  Art Contemporary  (TBA21),  Vienna  (2014),  Pirelli  Hangar Bicocca,  Milan  (2016), Henie Onstad  Kunstsenter,  Høvikodden,  Norway  (2017),  and  Reason  at  Gagosian  Gallery, New  York  City,  United  States. 
    Galleria Continua
    0086/10 59789505
    beijing@galleriacontinua.com.cn
    # 8503, Dashanzi 798 Art Factory., 2 Jiuxianqiao Road, Chaoyang Dst. Beijing