Bard Events Calendar

Art History Program Presents

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Eva Hesse Film Screening
  Note: New Location

Reem-Kayden Center Laszlo Z. Bito '60 Auditorium
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Documentary produced by Karen Shapiro '78

As the wild ride of the 1960’s came to a close, Eva Hesse, a 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 being chosen for a cover article in ArtForum Magazine. Her work was finally receiving both the critical and commercial attention it deserved. When she died in May, 1970 from a brain tumor, the life of one of that decades’ most passionate and brilliant artists was tragically cut short. 

Eva Hesse deepens the understanding of this extraordinary artist, not only in terms of her ground-breaking work, but also the life that provided the fertile soil for her achievements. With dozens of new interviews, high quality footage of Hesse's artwork and a wealth of newly discovered archival imagery, the documentary not only traces Eva's path but engages in a lively investigation into the creative community of 1960's New York and Germany.

Producer Karen Shapiro '78 will be on campus for a Q&A after the film.

Sponsored by the Bard College Alumni/ae Association, The Art History Program and a faculty member, the Brandt Foundation Fellow in Contemporary Art, a joint appointment between the CCS and the Art History Program.


For more information, call 845-758-6822.

Time: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Location: Reem-Kayden Center Laszlo Z. Bito '60 Auditorium