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    Jeppe Hein: Modified Social Benches

Jeppe Hein's Modified Social Benches are on show at Belgium's Beaufort04

Posted by Bryony Quinn,

Given the opportunity and such inexplicably good weather that we’re enjoying euro-side, the coast is a necessary destination and in particular, the Belgian coast where the fourth edition of the Triennial of Contemporary Art (Beaufort04) is taking place.

Featured among the installations are the ongoing, very social artworks of Jeppe Hein who has once again delighted the public not only with the interesting design subversion of a standard park bench but with the viewers own response to them. Walking on stilts, loop-the-looping, smiling benches that make the sitter a lounger or a percher or a counter-weight to the see-sawing base – whatever the effect, it’s unexpected and engagingly simple.

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    Jeppe Hein: Modified Social Benches

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    Jeppe Hein: Modified Social Benches

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    Jeppe Hein: Modified Social Benches

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    Jeppe Hein: Modified Social Benches

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    Jeppe Hein: Modified Social Benches

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    Jeppe Hein: Modified Social Benches

Beaufort04 will be running until September 30.

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Posted by Bryony Quinn

Bryony was It’s Nice That’s first ever intern and worked her way up to assistant online editor before moving on to pursue other interests in the summer of 2012.