1 APRIL – 22 OCTOBER 2023

How are you today? How do you feel about the world around you? Can you let go of your thoughts and just be, in the here and now? In the exhibition UNDER THE SURFACE at SMK Thy, Jeppe Hein invites you to tune in to yourself and help create four different works of art.All are welcome to grab a brush and paint their breath onto a wall as part of the artwork BREATHE WITH ME – or to draw their current mood with chalk in TODAY I FEEL LIKE ... The work that lends the exhibition its title, UNDER THE SURFACE, was created especially for this occasion and invites viewers to paint on top of photographs of the west coast of Thy. And in YOUR MIRROR ... MY MIRROR ... OUR MIRRORS!, viewers can see themselves and their surroundings reflected in mirrors that local residents of Thy have lent to SMK.All four works of art rely entirely on the visitor participation for their existence, offering fertile ground for play, conversation, and simply being in the present. They urge viewers to open their minds and delve deep into themselves and the world around them.

© All images Niels Mortensen



Jeppe Hein (b. 1974 in Copenhagen, Denmark) is a Danish artist based in Berlin. He studied at the Royal Danish Academy of Arts in Copenhagen, Denmark, and the Städel Hochschule für Bildende Künste in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

Jeppe Hein is widely known for his production of experiential and interactive artworks that can be positioned at the junction where art, architecture, and technical inventions intersect. Unique in their formal simplicity and notable for their frequent use of humor, his works engage in a lively dialogue with the traditions of Minimalist sculpture and Conceptual art of the 1970s. Jeppe Hein’s works often feature...
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