Bench Around the Lake
Jeppe Hein, Danish, b. 1974, Bench Around the Lake, 2010, powder-coated galvanized steel. Commissioned by the Indianapolis Museum of Art, Courtesy of the Artist; Johann König, Berlin; 303 Gallery, New York.
Copenhagen and Berlin–based artist Jeppe Hein’s previous works include labyrinths in various media (including mazes made of mirrors or motion-triggered sound) and sculptures that refuse to be static: they emit smoke and fire (Smoking Bench, 2003 and Burning Cube, 2005), or are programmed to vibrate or jump when approached (Independent Pedestal, 2002, Shaking Cube, 2004, and Walking Cube, 2004). Hein’s work has been exhibited in solo exhibitions at ARoS: Aarhus Artmuseum, Denmark; Sculpture Centre, New York; Musée d'Art contemporain de Nîmes, France; Tate Liverpool; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; and P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, New York.