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German artist chosen to fill Tate
Carsten Holler's Upside-Down Mushroom Room
Carsten Holler's 2003 exhibit Upside-Down Mushroom Room
German artist Carsten Holler has been chosen to fill the vast Turbine Hall exhibition space at the Tate Modern gallery in London.

Holler, whose work explores human behaviour, is known for large visual installations - including a room filled with giant upside-down mushrooms.

He will become the seventh artist to exhibit in the Turbine Hall, which measures 152m by 35m.

The current exhibit consists of 14,000 white polyethylene boxes.

Other works which Holler has exhibited include Sliding Doors, in which viewers pass through a series of electronic doors with mirrored surfaces, creating the impression of an endless corridor.

'Stimulate feelings'

The artist, who lives in Sweden, is renowned for creating installations which involve the audience.

"They are intended to generate visual events and stimulate feelings and thoughts to bring about shared experiences," said director of Tate Modern, Vincente Todoli.

Holler's work is scheduled to be unveiled at the gallery on London's South Bank on 10 October.

The Turbine Hall, a space which dominates the former power station, has housed a series of large-scale installations since Tate Modern opened in 2000.

Other artworks which have been housed in the space include a blood-red snaking sculpture by Anish Kapoor and Olafur Eliasson's The Weather Project, an artificial sun which bathed the hall in a yellow light.

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