German-born American artist Eva Hesse (1936 ˆ 1970) was a major figure in post-war art. This exhibition is the result of new research by renowned Hesse scholar Professor Briony Fer and is curated by Fer and Barry Rosen, Director of The Estate of Eva Hesse.
Throughout her career, Eva Hesse produced a large number of small, experimental works alongside her large-scale sculpture. These objects, so-called test pieces, evade easy definition, seen variously as experiments, little pieces, molds, tests or finished pieces. In her recent research, Briony Fer collectively renamed these objects as studioworks, proposing that their precarious nature places them at the heart of Hesse‚s work and questions traditional notions of what sculpture is.
Eva Hesse: Studiowork is organised by The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh in collaboration with Camden Arts Centre, London; Fundacio Antoni Tapies, Barcelona; Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto and Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive.
The exhibition is supported by the Columbia Foundation, The Foyle Foundation, Mike Davies Charitable Settlement, Brian Boylan and Cathy Wills.
|Duration||11 December 2009 - 07 March 2010|
|Times||Open: Tuesday - Sunday 10.00am-6.00pm Late opening: Wednesay 10.00am-9.00pm (23 & 30 December 2009 10.00am-6.00pm)|
|Venue||Camden Arts Centre|
|Address||Arkwright Road London NW3 6DG, ,|
|Contact||Tel: +44 (0)20 7472 5500 / / www.camdenartscentre.org|