Discussion Questions: Eva Hesse’s Sans II

Eva Hesse, Sans II, 1968; collection SFMOMA, purchase through a gift of Phyllis C. Wattis; © The Estate of Eva Hesse

  1. What does the particular form of this work suggest to you?
  2. How does the material she used contribute to your reaction?
  3. How do you respond to this as a work of art? Is what you see beautiful? Is it still art if it is not beautiful, or if it makes you uneasy?
  4. Do you like this work more or less than you did when you first looked at it? Do you think it matters whether you like it?

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