New York

New York

Eva Hesse

The Jewish Museum
1109 Fifth Avenue
May 12–September 17, 2006

Curated by Elisabeth Sussman and Fred Wasserman

Eva Hesse’s radical latex and fiberglass sculptures—first shown at New York’s Fischbach Gallery in 1968—will be the core of this exhibition. Focusing on a pivotal moment when the artist “unmade” the category of sculpture to continue her own work in it, this show comprises twenty-three sculptures (including five of the eight shown in 1968), a selection of drawings, and never-before-shown archival material. The exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue with essays by the curators and by art historians Yve-Alain Bois and Mark Godfrey, and runs parallel to a show of Hesse’s works on paper downtown at the Drawing Center (cocurated by Sussman and Catherine de Zegher). Conceived quite differently from Sussman’s full-scale 2002 Hesse retrospective, which never made it to New York, these complementary presentations will offer audiences the chance to engage with Hesse’s work in a more intimate fashion.