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“Eva Hesse: Five Sculptures” on View Through July 26, 2024, at Hauser & Wirth New York

Installation view of Eva Hesse's "Five Sculptures" at Hauser & Wirth New York, 22nd Street, New York, 2024. Credit: Hauser & Wirth

Hauser & Wirth New York, 22nd Street presents “Eva Hesse: Five Sculptures” through July 26. The exhibition features five of Hesse’s best-known large-scale works. The works on display are ‘Augment (1968),’ ‘Aught (1968),’ ‘Expanded Expansion (1969),’ ‘Area (1968),’ and ‘Repetition Nineteen I (1967),’ all created between 1967 and 1969, shortly before her death.

Eva Hesse (1936-1970) is celebrated for discovering new possibilities for the language of sculpture through alternative forms and materials. Using latex, fiberglass, industrial plastics, and paper, Hesse broke away from the geometric, industrial aesthetic of the dominant minimalist movement of her time to create sculptures that created psychological effects through irregular shapes and spaces. The fact that more than 15 exhibitions have been dedicated to Hesse since her untimely death in 1970 demonstrates the enduring contemporaneity of her art.

The exhibition marks the 25th anniversary of Hauser & Wirth’s representation of the Hesse estate. Barry Rosen, a longtime advisor to the Hesse estate, and art historian and critic Briony Fer organized the show. 

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