Jeppe Hein

Art Park 2013
In the summer of 2013 Ordrupgaard launched Art Park Ordrupgaard with a grand project by internationally acclaimed Danish artist Jeppe Hein (b. 1974). Jeppe Hein has caused amazement and excitement all over the world with works that speak to us, engage the viewer and appeal to our senses. Jeppe Hein’s works bear clear references to the formalism of the 1960s, but as a contrast to the elevated work terminology of minimalism, Jeppe Hein confronts the fear of engaging with the artwork and insists on dialogue. His works are social and invites us in and encourages us to explore and test them.


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.


Jeppe Hein, Semicircular Mirror Labyrinth II, 2013

Watch the video about  Semicircular Mirror Labyrinth II

Foto: Anders Sune Berg

Jeppe Hein, 1-Dimensional Mirror Mobile, 2013