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The American artist Dan Graham (born in Urbana, Illinois, in 1942) is famous for his architectural sculptures in the form of complex glass pavilions. These pavilions are based on simple geometrical forms and are walk-in structures of metal and two-way reflective glass. They operate as instruments of perception and awaken a complexity of associations in the viewer. As early as the 1960s, this conceptual artist was already causing an international stir with his performances, installations, video and film pieces, photographs and theoretical writings. Dan Graham has been working with the Rüdiger Schöttle Gallery since 1979.

The works of the Danish artist Jeppe Hein (born in Copenhagen in 1974) likewise question the spatial and institutional structures of art. They often operate as interactive installations that confront the viewer with completely new physical and spatial experiences. A typical example is his fountain installation with four curtains of water arranged in a square. As the viewer approaches, the water "collapses", only to form a "prison" of water again when the viewer steps into the square. A dry escape is possible only with extreme care and not a little courage. The essential element of his works is the movement triggered by the exciting interaction between the viewer and the object.

Dan Graham and Jeppe Hein are planning for July 2008 a joint exhibition in which the approaches of artists of two different generations are contrasted. While the older artist Dan Graham explores the "body in space" phenomenologically and works with transparent and reflective materials, the younger artist Jeppe Hein emphasizes the visual charm of the surface and adopts a more playful approach to the theme of "reflections". The results of their collaboration will be shown both in Munich and in Cologne (Johnen + Schöttle).

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DAN GRAHAM
Wendy with her Cat, Vancouver, Canada, 2000 
Ed.: unique 
C-print 
58,5 x 53,5 cm framed
DAN GRAHAM
Luxury Apartment Lobby, New York, 1982
Ed.: unique
C-print
58,5 x 53,5 cm framed
Jeppe Hein
PLEASE..., 2008 
Ed.: 2/3 + 2 AP 
neon tubes, transformers 
487 x 165 cm
JEPPE HEIN
Inbetween Two, 2008 
Ed.: 1/3+2AP 
Metall, verchromt 
68 x 20 x 2 cm
JEPPE HEIN
360 ° Illusion I, 2007 
Ed.: API+Aufl 3 
stainless steel, substructure, mirror, motor 
100 x 175 x 150 cm; Durchmesser: 175 cm
Ausstellungsansicht 1. OG | Installation view 1st floor
JEPPE HEIN
Field of Visions, 2005
Ed.: 3/5 + 2 AP
steel, paint, mirror, glass
173 x 90 x 78 cm
JEPPE HEIN
Double exposure, 2008 
Ed.: 1/3+2AP 
sunglasses, metall 
18 x 18 x 5 cm
DAN GRAHAM
Water Play for Terasse, 2008
Ed.: Unikat
Two way mirror, Sipo Mahagony, Edelstahl, Lärche
6,95 (L) x 3,27 (T) x 2,20 (H) cm
DAN GRAHAM
Water Play for Terasse, 2008
Ed.: Unikat
Two way mirror, Sipo Mahagony, Edelstahl, Lärche
6,95 (L) x 3,27 (T) x 2,20 (H) cm
DAN GRAHAM
Water Play for Terasse, 2008
Ed.: Unikat
Two way mirror, Sipo Mahagony, Edelstahl, Lärche
6,95 (L) x 3,27 (T) x 2,20 (H) cm
DAN GRAHAM
Left: Chan Marshal (Cat Power) with Cat; 
Right: "Sweet face" (Kim Gordon/Thursten Moore's Cat) meets my Cat on Fireescape, 1982/2005
Ed.: 11/30
photo offset
63,5 x 53,5 cm framed
DAN GRAHAM
Baby Rhinoceros Topiary, Antwerp Zoo, 2002
Ed.: unique
C-print
58,5 x 53,5 cm framed
Dan Graham, Jeppe HeinFrom seriousness to silliness09.07.2008 – 09.08.2008
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