JEPPE HEIN
CHANGING SPACES

ROCKEFELLER PLAZA, NEW YORK
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 a 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

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JEPPE HEIN

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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