Internationally renowned Danish artist Jeppe Hein is known for participatory installations that actively involve audiences. His works have clear references to the formalism of the 1960s, but in contrast to minimalism’s ideas of art as something exalted to be revered, Jeppe Hein brings art down to earth and insists on an active dialogue. His works often engage directly and enthusiastically with audiences, accounting for much of their appeal and popularity. For example, his colourful and frequently humorous conversation benches can be found in cities around the world.
1 Dimensional Mirror Mobile, 2009
Mirror, steel wire
Hein’s mirror mobile pops up as a sudden
surprise, hanging from a tree amid the varying
greenery of the Park. Rotating about its
own axis, the work presents new perspectives
on its surroundings, and what previously was
invisible to the viewer emerges into the light.
Semicircular Mirror Labyrinth II, 2013
Highly-polished stainless steel, aluminium,
6 semi-circular elements (90 slats)
The mirror labyrinth created by Danish artist
Jeppe Hein is placed at the exact spot where a
garden pool was located in the Hansens’ day,
the surface of which mirrored its surroundings.
Unlike a classic labyrinth, there are several
ways into and out of the mirror labyrinth.
Nothing is predetermined for the viewer,
and in the slats of the labyrinth, the mirror
image is fully reproduced and fragmented.
Viewers find themselves at one and the same
time somewhere between reality and optical