ARTIST ON FILM DOCUMENTARY SERIES: EVA HESSE

SEPTEMBER 29 | 6:30 PM AT DEPAUL ART MUSEUM

Curated by Caryn Coleman, Senior Film Programmer at Nitehawk Cinema

Presented with frieze

Feature Film – Eva Hesse (2016) Director: Marcie Begleiter

frieze video – Eileen Myles: A Poet in the Art World

EVA HESSE, the first feature length appreciation of Hesse’s life and work, makes superb use of the artist’s voluminous journals, her correspondence with close friend and mentor Sol LeWitt, and contemporary as well as archival interviews with fellow artists (among them, Richard Serra, Robert Mangold, Dan Graham) who recall her passionate, ambitious, tenacious personality. Art critic Arthur Danto has written that her work is: “full of life, of eros, even of comedy… Each piece vibrates with originality and mischief.” The documentary captures these qualities, but also the psychic struggles of an artist who, in the downtown New York art scene of the 1960s, was one of the few women make work that was taken seriously in a field dominated by male pop artists and minimalists. –Karen Cooper, Film Forum

Free and open to everyone

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