baums

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.