Public Programs

Film Premiere and Panel Discussion: Eva Hesse

SUN, May 17, 2015
2 pm

Location: Floor Three, Susan and John Hess Family Theater

Eva Hesse (Directed by Marcie Begleiter, 102 minutes, 2015) is a documentary portrait of Eva Hesse rendered through archival footage, recently uncovered still imagery, and intimate shots of Hesse’s extraordinary art. The film explores Hesse’s art and life through her journals and correspondence and through interviews with her family, friends, and noted experts on her work, including Helen Hesse Charash, Richard Serra, Robert Mangold and Sylvia Plimack Mangold, Dan Graham, and Carl Andre, as well as Whitney curator Elisabeth Sussman and Nicholas Serota, Director of the Tate. 

Director Marcie Begleiter and producer Karen Shapiro will introduce the screening. The film will be followed by a panel discussion about Hesse’s work and legacy in contemporary art with Elisabeth Sussman, Sondra Gilman Curator of Photography at the Whitney; Kelly C. Baum, Haskell Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, Princeton University Art Museum; and the artist Sam Lewitt.

Film at 2 pm, Panel at 4 pm

Tickets are required. Please note: This event has reached ticketing capacity.