Director: Marcie Begleiter | USA | 2016 | 82 minutes
In the 1960s, German-Jewish born artist Eva Hesse was making quite a splash in the New York City art scene. Known for her abstract drawings and sculptures particularly in the media of fiberglass, latex, and plastic, Hesse is associated with the Postminimalist art movement. These days, her work is held by major museums such as the Pompidou and MOMA.
A.O. Scott at the New York Times describes Eva Hesse as “Marcie Begleiter’s conscientious and moving documentary.” Eva Hesse, he says, “tells the full story of its subject’s tragically foreshortened life, but it focuses on those years of artistic emergence, a period of rapid development and furious productivity, with few parallels in the history of art. Hesse herself is both a ubiquitous presence in the film and something of a specter—an animating spirit and a ghost haunting the frames.”
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