EVA HESSE

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Showings

Chauncey -Theater 2 Tue, Apr 5 7:00 PM
Series Info
Series:Bijou Film Forum
Film Info
Rating:PG-13
Runtime:108 minutes
Director:Marcie Begleiter
Year Released:2016
Production Country:United States
Germany
Language:English

Description

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Presented by the Bijou Film Board, and as part of Bijou's Film Forum program.
FREE for UI students (present student ID at box office) and $7.00 for the general public!

"Eva Hesse is a remarkable film about an even more remarkable artist, a woman who playfully and resolutely turned the world of sculpture inside out."Tom Long, Detroit News

"A vibrant, affecting piece of filmmaking that's sure to widen Hesse's following." Sheri Linden, Los Angeles Times

Her pioneering sculptures, using latex, fiberglass, and plastics, helped establish the post-minimalist movement. Dying of a brain tumor at age 34, she had a mere decade-long career that, despite its brevity, is dense with complex, intriguing works that defy easy categorization. Eva Hesse, the first feature-length appreciation of her 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 originalit 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 to make work that was taken seriously in a field dominated by male pop artists and minimalists.

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