21 JUNE – 21 OCTOBER 2022

In June, Jeppe Hein’s CHANGING SPACES will be unveiled: a public work conceived as an interactive water-based sculpture installed at the iconic Rockefeller Center’s Center Plaza. Hein describes CHANGING SPACES as a form of social sculpture and “liquid architecture”, which the artist hopes will inspire visitors to playfully engage with the work and their surroundings, while also providing a unique opportunity to relax.
CHANGING SPACES will be comprised of four intersecting circular areas on the plaza, each surrounded by a barrier from which water will shoot up and fall at random. These spontaneous fountains merge into one another, permitting visitors to move freely from one space to the next, while the artwork as whole continually changes shape. According to Hein, “Rockefeller Center is the perfect place for this, because so many people pass by every day and the water pavilion will give them a reason to stay.”
Changing Spaces Rockefeller Center, 2022
water, wood, stainless steel, nozzles, galvanized steel,
grating, pumps, programmed control, spotlights
19,00 m x 11,00 m; height 2,60 m

© Courtesy KÖNIG GALERIE, Berlin, 303 Gallery, New York and Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen
© Images Meghan Rubbo