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eva Hesse: A Retrospective Video Screening And Conversation With Curator Elisabeth Sussman

Released: October 10, 2003 · Download (14 KB PDF)

On Thursday, October 23, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) will present a video screening of Eva Hesse: A Retrospective. Filmed at SFMOMA during the Museum’s Eva Hesse retrospective in spring 2002, this 55-minute video takes viewers on a walking tour of the exhibition led by the Eva Hesse guest curator Elisabeth Sussman and UC Berkeley art history professor Anne Wagner. Commentary from Eva Hesse’s sister, Helen Charash, and observations by a range of scholars and conservators are also featured. A discussion with Sussman follows the screening. Thanks to the generosity of the film’s producer, SFMOMA will be distributing a number of copies of the Hesse DVD to university instructors, art history departments, and libraries at no cost.

Thursday, October 23, 2003 • 7 p.m.

Phyllis Wattis Theater, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
151 Third Street, San Francisco

Free with Museum admission.

SFMOMA presented the most complete exhibition ever of Eva Hesse’s work from February 2 through May 19, 2002. Co-organized by Elisabeth Sussman, guest curator for SFMOMA, and Dr. Renate Petzinger from Museum Wiesbaden, Germany, Eva Hesse focused on the artist’s materials, her working methods and the relationship of her work to the art of her generation. The exhibition featured approximately 150 of the artist’s most significant paintings, sculptures and works on paper, including several key works acquired in recent years by SFMOMA.

Education Programs at SFMOMA are made possible by the Koret Foundation, Bank of America Foundation, and the Flora Family Foundation. Additional support is provided by the California Arts Council; MetLife Foundation; Robert and Helen Odell Fund; SBC; Wells Fargo; Cathy Kalin and Eva Klein, 2002 Carole and Robert McNeil Docent Award recipients; the Bothin Foundation; AEGON Transamerica Foundation; The Georges DeBatz Trust for the Arts; McKesson Foundation; Gap Foundation; Mervyn’s; The Morrison & Foerster Foundation; Stanley S. Langendorf Foundation; Loomis, Sayles & Company, LP; and the Morris Stulsaft Foundation.

KidstART free admission for children twelve and under is made possible by The Charles Schwab Corporation Foundation.

Jill Lynch 415.357.4172
Clara Hatcher Baruth 415.357.4177 chatcher@sfmoma.org
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