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  • Jeppe Hein, Shaking Cube, 2004, aluminum, motor, 20 x 20 x 20".

    Jeppe Hein

    ARoS Aarhus Art Museum
    Aros Allé 2
    August 28–November 29, 2009

    Curated by Gitte Ørskou

    Though informed by institutional critique and the formal language of Minimalism, Jeppe Hein’s work is unapologetically entertaining. For his most substantial solo show to date—the anniversary exhibition of the 150-year-old ARoS, as it happens—Hein will install some twenty-five works within a kind of labyrinthine “cityscape” or “interactive playground” with the intention of rendering relations among artwork, exhibition space, and viewer indeterminate. Expect to see a selection of older works, such as Hein’s Invisible Moving Walls, 2002 (three freestanding walls moving at barely perceptible speed to reconfigure the room’s structural layout), and 360° Presence, 2002 (a motion-detecting steel ball activated by the viewer’s movement to roll at random, destroying whatever falls in its path), alongside several new site-specific commissions. A catalogue will accompany the show.