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Exhibition of Interactive Work by Artist Jeppe Hein Announced in Indianapolis

INDIANAPOLIS, IN.- The Indianapolis Museum of Art announced today that a multi-part exhibition of Copenhagen- and Berlin-based artist Jeppe Hein will premiere at the Museum in May 2010. Hein’s site-specific installation Distance will occupy all 4,000 square feet of the IMA’s McCormack Forefront Galleries. Hein is also creating an outdoor experiential artwork titled “Bench Around the Lake” on the Museum grounds for the inaugural installations in “100 Acres: The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park”, which opens June 20, 2010. “Hein’s engaging, playful works will take IMA visitors on peculiar and surprising routes through both the museum and the park. Like no other artist working today, Hein is able to create moments of incredulity, absurdity and joy,” said Sarah Green, associate curator of contemporary art at the IMA. “This two-part exhibition will highlight Hein’s ongoing investigations of