Jeppe Hein, A Smile For You
Happiness, a topic Jeppe Hein intends to research for many years, is a new focus for his art. Entitled A Smile For You, Hein proposed that the first outward step of this exploration includes presenting questions about happiness in a media campaign, a publication, a specialized and in-depth roundtable discussion, and two partially parallel exhibitions with the same title at Bonniers Konsthall and Wanås Konst in the spring and summer of 2013.
In addition to a rich imagery from the exhibitions, the publication includes a wide range of voices discussing both Jeppe Hein’s artwork and the subject of happiness: including responses to Hein’s five questions about happiness, experiences shared from Berlin, Copenhagen, and Bhutan, art historical texts that offer discussions of Hein’s art and that track happiness as a subject in contemporary art.
The publication is a collaboration with Wanås Konst and published by Koenig Books.
Contributors: Sara Arrhenius, Kirsty Bell, Jeppe Hein, Randall Krantz, Bjarne Villy Larsen, Kay Larson, Elisabeth Millqvist, Nadja U. Prætorius, Winnie Rode, Oliver Stilling.
Editors: Sara Arrhenius, Mattias Givell, Jeppe Hein, Camilla Larsson and Wiebke Petersen
Graphic Design: All the Way to Paris
Published by: Koenig Books, London, 2013