16 JUNE - 18 JULY 2021

KÖNIG SEOUL is pleased to present YOU MAKE ME SHINE, Jeppe Hein’s first solo exhibition in Korea. The exhibition is on view from 16 JUNE  - 18 JULY 2021.

“Art can be very appealing for people, creating joyful situations as well as relaxing moments and opportunities for interaction with other people. I believe if an artwork puts a smile on your face and gets you in high spirits, it even makes your life better – at least momentarily.” — Jeppe Hein

The Danish artist Jeppe Hein (*1974) deals extensively with questions of perception and consciousness in his work. His sculptures and installations are stylistically reminiscent concepts of Minimal Art, but they are often interwoven with a performative aspect. Hein’s works often feature surprising and captivating elements which place spectators at the center of events and stimulate the interaction between art and the viewer. Yoga, meditation and the confrontation with his own physical and psychological condition have played a major role in Hein’s life since a personal crisis a few years ago. This struggle led to a shift in his artistic practice towards using his works as vehicles for posing questions upon himself and his viewers. 

Jeppe Hein (* 1974) was born in Denmark, lives and works in Berlin. He has had solo exhibitions at many important institutions, including the Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt am Main, Germany (2020); Breathe with Me at UN Headquarters and in Central Park, New York City (2019); Kunstmuseum Thun (2018); Château La Coste (2017); Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg (2015); Brooklyn Bridge Park New York (2015); Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm (2013); 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa (2011); IMA - Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis (2010); ARoS Kunstmuseum, Århus (2009); Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver (2009); Carré d’Art, Musée d’art contemporain de Nîmes (2007); Sculpture Center, New York (2007); The Curve, Barbican Art Centre, London (2007); Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris (2005) and P.S.1. MOMA, New York (2004) among others. He participated in La Biennale di Venezia’s 58th edition in 2019 and 50th edition in 2003. Permanentinstallations are on view at La Guardia Airport, USA (2020); Fondation Carmignac, Porquerolles Island (2018); Kistefos-Museet, Norway (2016); Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam (2013); City of Perth (2012); KUNSTEN Museum for Modern Art Aalborg (2011) and Bristol University (2009) among others.

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