29 APRIL 2022 – 15 MARCH 2023

At the entrance to König Galerie in Berlin a pair of dancing yellow street lamps stand out amongst the trees greeting visitors and passersby alike. Theatrically offering a place to sit, lie, rest, or play upon the lopping bench below, the lamps invite the users to become an active part of the performance.The energetic presence of the street lamps and modified social bench, which have broken free from their traditional forms, encourages the participants to similarly step out of their comfort zones and act more freely. Creating a space where the traditional attitudes and expectations of art are broken down, and likewise the typical performance of public space. This in turn allows participants to communicate more freely and test their limits as they openly explore their relationship to the artwork and the other participants they encounter in the experience.High-grade steel, powder-coated lamp head, LED, powder-coated aluminum
Modified Street Lamp; 0,9 x 2,8 m, height 4,3 m
Modified Social Bench; 7,8 x 2,8 m, height 1,75 m

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



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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