Aventura Mall Celebrates First Permanent Carsten Höller Slide Tower in America
Carsten Höller, Aventura Slide Tower, stainless steel, hot-galvanized steel, polycarbonate, lacquer, paint glass, concrete and clock
mechanism. 75.2 x 46.12 x 92.9 feet
Aventura Mall, Miami’s premier shopping destination home to a world-class contemporary art collection, is pleased to present Aventura
Slide Tower, an original commission from artist Carsten Höller. This is the artist’s first permanent slide tower in the United States. Höller,
who is world-renowned for his large-scale artworks, created the structure to promote joy and a feeling “somewhere between delight and
A celebration of the site-specific work will take place on Sunday, February 11, where the artist’s long-time friend, actress Chloë Sevigny,
will join him in taking a ride in tandem down the double-barreled slide. If you are interested in attending to cover the event, please contact
Marcella Zimmermann (email@example.com) to discuss coverage opportunities.
“We are proud to have such an iconic, interactive work free and open to the public,” said Jackie Soffer, Co-Chairman and CEO of
Turnberry Associates, owner and manager of Aventura Mall. “We hope that Aventura Slide Tower becomes a new landmark for the Miami
community and visitors alike.”
Höller, a former scientist, describes the double-barreled Aventura slide as "isomeric.” The slide is comprised of two titanium steel slides
that visitors reach by climbing a central spiral staircase, offering them a choice as they wait on a suspended platform: slide down
clockwise or counterclockwise. Two friends can go down at the same time, expecting to reach speeds of up to 15 miles per hour, while
enjoying disorienting views of the slanted clock tower 93 feet in the air.
Aventura Slide Tower is part of Aventura Mall’s new three-level expansion wing—an inviting indoor-outdoor exchange highlighted by
experiential, site-specific additions to the Arts Aventura Mall collection. On the grounds, and throughout the mall, visitors will happen upon
Louise Bourgeois’s Eye Benches, The Haas Brothers’ Gorillas in the Mist, Jorge Pardo’s Untitled, Daniel Arsham’s Columns, Ugo
Rondinone’s Moonrise, East, and more.
About Carsten Höller
Carsten Höller was born in 1961 in Brussels, Belgium to German parents. Höller currently lives and works in Stockholm, Sweden, and
Biriwa, Ghana. He has had major installations and exhibitions worldwide, including Test Site (2006), a series of giant slides installed in
the Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall; Amusement Park (2006), a large installation at MASS MoCA of full-sized carnival midway rides operating
at dramatically slowed speeds; The Double Club (2008–09), a work designed to create a dialogue between Congolese and Western
culture in the form of a London bar, restaurant, and nightclub; Soma, Hamburger Bahnhof - Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin (2010); Double
Carousel with Zöllner Stripes, Museum of Contemporary Art of Rome (2011); Experience, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York
(2011); 11th Sharjah Biennale (2013); LEBEN, Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Vienna (2014); 8th Berlin Biennial for
Contemporary Art (2014); 10th Gwangju Biennale (2014); Golden Mirror Carousel, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne (2014–15); 56th
Biennale di Venezia (2015); Decision, Hayward Gallery, London (2015); Doubt, Pirelli HangarBicocca, Milan (2016); and Video
Retrospective with Two Light Machines, Mu.ZEE, Ostend (2017); Heine Onstad Sanatorium, Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, Oslo (2017); Y,
Centro Botín, Santander (2017); and Upside–Down Goggles (1994 – ongoing), an ongoing participatory experiment with vision distortion
through goggles. Höller’s Revolving Hotel Room, a rotating installation which became a fully operational hotel room by night, was
featured in the Guggenheim’s “theanyspacewhatever” exhibition (2008–09).
About Aventura Mall
Aventura Mall is defined by Culture, Style and Taste. The shopping center recently debuted its new three-level expansion wing, highlighted
by experiential additions to the Arts Aventura Mall program, the much-anticipated return of Zara, the first Topshop Topman in Florida,
Treats Food Hall, and an array of dining destinations. Aventura Mall also features a collection of upscale boutiques, including Gucci,
Louis Vuitton, Givenchy, Cartier, Tiffany & Co., Fendi, Burberry and more, as well as more than 300 shopper favorites such as Apple,
Anthropologie, H&M and Urban Outfitters. Aventura Mall is open Monday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., and Sunday, 12:00 p.
m. to 8:00 p.m. Call (305) 935-1110 or visit online at www.aventuramall.com.
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