Jeppe Hein:

    Jeppe Hein: Illusion

    Sep 9–Nov 25, 2007

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    Illusion, a solo exhibition by Jeppe Hein, includes a new major work, 360º Illusion, created specifically for SculptureCenter's dramatic central space and four works from the series, Modified Social Benches. Hein's work focused on problematizing the traditional relationships between sculpture, viewer, and environment. Illusion is produced through SculptureCenter's acclaimed Artist-in-Residence program.

    360º Illusion is comprised of two mirrors, each approximately six by sixteen feet, connected at a 90º angle and hung from the ceiling. Initially, the installation mirrors its surroundings and dissolves into the space. However, the double reflection, produced by the two connected mirrors, creates a reflection within the reflection and as the mirrors slowly rotate, the two reflections appear to rotate at different speeds. 360º Illusion directly subverts and displaces the physical and psychological experience of the viewer, simultaneously addressing the limitations as well as the possibilities inherent in the act of looking.


    SculptureCenter's exhibitions and public programs are supported by The Andy Warhol Foundation for Visual Arts and The Lily Auchincloss Foundation. Illusion is presented through SculptureCenter's Artist-in-Residence program and is funded by grants from the Kraus Family Foundation, The Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation, The Speyer Family Foundation, The Danish Arts Agency, The Danish Arts Council Committee for International Visual Art, and The Royal Danish Consulate in New York.