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Trip to heavenly spheres: Soma at Hamburger Bahnhof

Berlin, 3 November 2010 Reindeers, fly agarics and a mythical beverage: a unique project at Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart turns a visit to the German capital into a trip to heavenly spheres. The show by Carsten Höller starts on 5 November and is made possible by the Berlin State Museums and the Society of the Friends of Nationalgalerie. The focus is on the myth of Soma – the curing beverage of the Indian Vedic peoples.

Whoever wishes to learn more about the secret behind Soma, can now book tickets for this spectacular exhibition through visitBerlin. Already in the run-up to their trip to Berlin visitors can book their tickets easily online, by telephone on 030-25 00 25 – or on site in one of the five Berlin Tourist Infos. Admission costs EUR 8, reduced rate: EUR 4. A combo ticket for the special exhibition and the permanent exhibition is available for EUR 12, reduced rate: EUR 6.

Carsten Höller is one of the most important contemporary artists. With a PhD in natural sciences he evolves with his works at the interface between art and science. In Soma Höller deals with the heightening of awareness brought about by the drink of the same name. His scientific search for ingredients is turned into a bewitching exhibition highlight.

In the hall of Hamburger Bahnhof you will encounter unusual visitors to the museum. Reindeers, canaries, mice and fly agarics merge into a “tableau vivant”. The work of art becomes a living experimental design: whether the animals’ behaviour changes under the influence of Soma, is left to the imagination of the visitors. Guests can watch the artistic experiment from a stand.

More information is available online on www.visitBerlin.de or under telephone number 030-25 00 25.

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