Jeppe Hein: Under the Surface

April 01 - October 22, 2023

SMK Thy, Doverodde Købmandsgård, Denmark


Photos: Niels Mortensen; Studio Jeppe Hein

How are you today? How do you feel about the world around you? Can you let go of your thoughts and just be, in the here and now?


In the exhibition Under the Surface at SMK Thy, internationally acclaimed artist Jeppe Hein (b. 1974) invites you to tune in to yourself and help create four different works of art.


All are welcome to grab a brush and paint their breath onto a wall as part of the artwork Breathe with Me – or to draw their current mood with chalk in Today I feel like … The work that lends the exhibition its title, Under the Surface, was created especially for this occasion and invites you to paint on top of photographs of the west coast of Thy. And in Your Mirror… My Mirror… Our Mirrors!, you can see yourself and your surroundings reflected in mirrors that local residents of Thy have lent to SMK Thy.

All four works of art rely entirely on the visitors’ participation for their existence, offering fertile soil for play, conversation and being in the present. They urge us to open our minds and delve deep into ourselves and the world around us.