Jeppe Hein’s Please Touch the Art at Brooklyn Bridge Park To transform Brooklyn Bridge Park into an interactive playground, the Danish artist Jeppe Hein installed a collection of bright orange circular benches on the waterfront. On a recent sunny afternoon, I saw children hanging from the lower bars of one, while a group of strangers worked to figure out how to sit comfortably together on another. (Tip: Ask a friend to hoist you up.) For the exhibition, entitled Please Touch the Art, Hein also brought in a version of his Instagram-friendly sculpture “Mirror Labyrinth,” a swirling maze that splinters your reflection. Play at your own risk.
Jeppe Hein’s Mirror Labyrinth NY, 2015. Courtesy of König Galerie, Berlin; 303 Gallery, New York; and Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen. Photo by James Ewing, Courtesy of Public Art Fund, NY