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exhibition
from 01.07.2017 to 10.09.2017

Hexagonal Water Pavilion

Jeppe Hein

Jeppe Hein develops sculptures and installations that recall Minimal Art, and with which he relates to the spatial structures and situation of exhibition spaces. The Danish artist is currently exhibiting an unusual work at Klarissenplatz in front of the museum: an artwork in the shape of a walk-in fountain. Viewed from above, Jeppe Hein's Water Pavilion has the basic form of a cube that has been drawn isometrically.

Using this motif a system of 16 walls has come into being. At first sight the fountain looks impassable. The water is sprayed 2.5 metres into the air. In most of Jeppe Hein's fountains, which he has been building for ten years, the flow of water is stopped by a sensor when someone comes close, thus allowing one to enter the individual rooms. In the case of the Nuremberg fountain Hexagonal Water Pavilion the viewer is however allowed to enter on a computer-controlled basis. According to chance principles, walls of water are switched off and thus allow a way through the maze of water. The result is a wonderful ephemeral structure, a communicative water playground.