Eva Hesse / Edition 1

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Overview

Eva Hesse's distinctive process-based art exerted a powerful influence on minimalist artists of the 1960s and continues to inspire artists today. Using industrial materials such as latex and fiberglass, she exploited their flexibility to produce works with an unsettling psychic and corporeal resonance. Hesse, who was born in Germany in 1936 and raised in New York City, died of cancer in New York in 1970.Eva Hesse focuses on the body of criticism that has developed since the last major retrospective of Hesse's work, at the Yale University Art Gallery in 1992. The book's publication coincides with a major exhibition organized jointly by the San Francisco Museum of Art and the Wiesbaden Museum. Eva Hesse contains a 1970 interview by Cindy Nemser, a discussion betweenMel Bochner and Joan Simon, and essays by Briony Fer, Rosalind Krauss, Mignon Nixon, and Anne M.

Wagner.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780262640497
  • Publisher: MIT Press
  • Publication date: 10/18/2002
  • Series: October Files
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 234
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.43 (d)

Meet the Author

Mignon Nixon is Professor of Art History at the Courtauld Institute of Art, University ofLondon.

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Table of Contents

Series Preface
Acknowledgments
A Conversation with Eva Hesse (1970) 1
Eva Hesse: Contingent (1979) 27
About Eva Hesse: Mel Bochner Interviewed by Joan Simon (1992) 35
Hesse's Desiring Machines (1993) 47
Bordering on Blank: Eva Hesse and Minimalism (1994) 57
Another Hesse (1996) 87
Ringaround Arosie: 2 in 1 (2002) 195
Index of Names 219
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