Jeppe Hein, Semicircular Mirror Labyrinth II, 2013
Jeppe Hein is known for his fantastic mirror labyrinths. With his work Semicircular Mirror Labyrinth II, which was made especially for the Ordrupgaard Art Park, it is now possible for a Danish audience to experience Jeppe Hein’s mirror work in the open for the very first time. The more than 70-square-metre-mirror labyrinth consists of a number of two meter high, reflective steel slats, reflecting the surrounding greenery, the light and the visitors. Visitors are encouraged to enter the labyrinth where they are met with a fascinating, kaleidoscopic universe. The interest in the fleeting visual impressions and the consistently changing light can also be seen inside on the walls of the museum in Ordrupgaard’s famous collection of French Impressionism. In addition to Semicircular Mirror Labyrinth II, you will also be able to see a number of smaller works by Jeppe Hein.
Facts: Semicircular Mirror Labyrinth II
The work consists of a total of six semicircular units made of two metre high, reflective steel slats. The labyrinth is situated near the Ordrupgaard Café and can therefore be enjoyed from inside the museum as well. The work weighs six ton and was installed by a team of technicians from Studio Jeppe Hein. The work is the first outdoor mirror labyrinth by Jeppe Hein in Denmark.
Facts: Jeppe Hein
Jeppe Hein was born in 1974. He was educated at the Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen (1997) and at Frankfurter Städelschule (1999). Jeppe Hein has established his name on the international art scene once and for all with his solo exhibitions at prestigious museums and institutions such as Centre Georges Pompidou (Paris), Tate Liverpool (Liverpool), Spregel Museum (Hannover), Schirn Kunsthalle (Frankfurt), Frac Île-de-France (Paris), Sculpture Centre (New York), Musée d’Art contemporain de Nîmes (Nîmes) and P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center (MoMA, New York). Jeppe Hein lives and works in Berlin.