Eva HesseVIEW EVENT DETAILS
The Hong Kong Jockey Club Art Education and Female Empowerment Series “Painting Her Way: The Ink Art of Fang Zhaoling" Screening Series
Evening Screening and Skype Q and A
Q and A 8:45pm
About This Screening
Eva Hesse explores an artist whose life was in dynamic interplay with the development of her ground-breaking work. 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 passionate and brilliant artists was tragically cut short.
The excitement of 1960’s New York, including the downtown art scene plays a major role as does the burgeoning feminist movement. 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 beautifully lit shots of Hesse’s art.
After the film screening, the audience will be invited to participate in a Skype Q and A session with the film's director, Marcie Begleiter.
About This Series
As part of The Jockey Club Art Education and Female Empowerment Series "Painting Her Way: The Ink Art of Fang Zhaoling" Screening Series, Asia Society Hong Kong Center is delighted to bring together a selection of films and documentaries that focus on themes of women’s empowerment, highlighting women who, like Fang Zhaoling, have gone to great lengths to achieve success.
Marcie Begleiter is the writer/ director of the documentary Eva Hesse and has been engaged in researching and writing about the artist for a number of years, including authoring the play Meditations: Eva Hesse which was produced at Highways Performance Space in Santa Monica. In academia, she has served as the director of Design and Pre-Visualization for Graduate Film at Art Center College of Design and was the founding director of the Integrated Learning Program at Otis College of Art. She is one of the founding faculty of the International Filmschule in Cologne, Germany, and has lectured on filmmaking at the American Film Institute, the Directors Guild and the Academy for Television and Arts and Sciences. She is currently working on adapting Ursula Hegi’s novel Stones from the River for the screen.
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