Wenn einer, der mit Mühe kaum
Gekrochen ist auf einen Baum,
Schon meint, daß er ein Vogel wär,
So irrt sich der

When someone who has barely made it
Crawling onto a tree
Already thinks that he was a bird
Then he is wrong.

Wilhelm Busch (1832 – 1908), German cartoonist and poet

May 17: Catch the premiere of Eva Hesse, a documentary portrait of the artist rendered through archival footage, recently uncovered still imagery, and intimate shots of Hesse’s extraordinary art. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion about the artist’s work and legacy in contemporary art.

Eva Hesse in front of Expanded Expansion, 1969. Anti-Illusion: Procedures/Materials (May 19-July 6, 1969). Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. Photograph: Frances Mulhall Achiles Library, Whitney Museum of American Art, N.Y.