-- | 1h 45m | 2016
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As the wild ride of the 1960’s came to a close, Eva Hesse, the 34 year-old German born American artist, was cresting the wave of a swiftly rising career. One of the few women recognized as central to the New York art scene, she had over 20 group shows scheduled for 1970 in addition to a cover article in ArtForum. When she died in May, 1970 the life of one of that decades’ most brilliant artists was tragically cut short. “Eva Hesse” explores an artist whose life was in dynamic interplay with the development of her ground-breaking work. Hesse’s youth as a Jew in 1930’s Germany, a country she would return to in 1964 to face her past and forge her future, is also part of the story. Interviews with major art world figures include Richard Serra, Nicholas Serota (director of the Tate), painters Robert and Sylvia Plimack Mangold and Dan Graham are mixed with archival footage, newly uncovered photos and shots of Hesse’s art. Hesse’s words form the narration from her passionately written journals adding a deeply personal element to the film. This is a poignant look at a profoundly talented artist whose career ended in both tragedy and triumph.