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Eva Hesse in 1966

Eva Hesse

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Eva Hesse traces the postwar artist’s brief, brilliant career amid the creative communities of 1960s New York and Germany. This documentary—which A.O. Scott calls “an indispensable aid to understanding and appreciating a fascinating artist”—captures the revolutionary, passionate, and mischievous nature of the artist through dozens of new interviews, footage of Hesse’s artwork, and newly discovered archival imagery. (2016, dir. Marcie Begleiter, 105 min.)

The screening is followed by a Q&A with director Marcie Begleiter and producer Karen Shapiro.

All Hammer public programs are free and made possible by a major gift from an anonymous donor.

Generous support is also provided by Susan Bay Nimoy and Leonard Nimoy, Good Works Foundation and Laura Donnelley, an anonymous donor, The Samuel Goldwyn Foundation, and all Hammer members.

The Hammer’s digital presentation of its public programs is made possible by the Billy and Audrey L. Wilder Foundation.