Holler, an experimental Belgian artist who originally worked as a scientist, has built a reputation on work as varied as a museum filled with reindeer fed on hallucinogenic mushrooms to a fully functioning guerrilla nightclub in north
"Throughout the show I think there will be works that are very much to do with perceptual psychology and the often unconscious decisions we make in terms of how our perception structures the world around us. Carsten has often said he's very interested in embracing uncertainty - not in being uncertain but in making uncertainty this fertile state where you are open to suggestions because you aren't committed to a particular decision already."
Rugoff said he was working closely with Holler on the exhibition, and that the artist was keen to utilise the structure of the Hayward gallery, having been a long-time lover of the building as a piece of brutalist architecture. While the famous carousel which formed the centrepiece of Holler's 2011 retrospective in
He said: "We also will be doing things out on the three different terraces of the Hayward so the show will open up to the outdoors as well. Carsten is completely involved in every decision, including the fact that right now we are thinking of doing something completely different with the catalogue that I don't think has ever been done for an exhibition, but I can't tell you exactly what it is.
"Carsten's one of these artists who is always testing what it is possible to make, so there are some things that would involve some very unusual experiences. One would be that some visitors might fall asleep in one location and wake up in another. I don't know any other artist who thinks the way Carsten does and has this kind of playfulness."
He added: "Having this as the final exhibition before the gallery shuts gives us the potential freedom to take a few liberties with the building that we might not normally be able to take."
The Hayward also announced the other two exhibitions that would make up its final programme before the gallery temporarily closes in
Rosenthal said: "I wanted to pick some of the most interesting and relevant voices in the
"A lot of them talked about JG Ballard and the influence of science fiction. What became clear was
"So I decided I wanted to do a show we've called Mirrorcity because I wanted to talk about this in-between space between the virtual and the physical, and showcase the
The Hayward will also embrace the general election in May next year as a political backdrop to its spring 2015 exhibition, with the working title Britain Can Make It, which will open in February. The show will involve six artists -
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