Art exhibit, laboratory or amusement park? You decide.

Carsten Höller is an agricultural scientist. Or he was — now he’s an artist with blockbuster shows at major international museums. How does someone with a PhD in insect communications make the switch? As a giant exhibit at NYC’s New Museum showed, it wasn’t as much of a stretch as you’d think.  [Produced for PRI‘s “Studio 360“.]

Carsten Höller, “The Forest”, 2002.  © Benoit Pailley / New Museum

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