Film Screening: Eva Hesse

Thursday, November 10, 2016,

Railroad Square Cinema

Reception at 7 pm, film at 8 pm

Eva Hesse is one of America’s foremost postwar artists. Her pioneering sculptures, using latex, fiberglass, and plastics, helped establish the post-minimalist movement. Dying of a brain tumor at age 34, she had a mere decade-long career that, despite its brevity, is dense with complex, intriguing works that defy easy categorization. Eva Hesse is the first feature-length appreciation of her life and work. “One of the 20th Century’s more compelling life stories”—J Hoberman, Tablet. Q & A to follow the screening.

Screening made possible with support from the Colby Museum, Cinema Studies Program, Art Department, Center for Arts and Humanities, History Department, Jewish Department, Hillel, and the Maine Film Center.

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