Eva Hesse: The Jewish Museum/the Drawing Center
Burton, Johanna, Artforum International
Eva Hesse has (quite rightfully) long been established as one of the most significant artists of her generation, and aside from calling attention to, say, less canonical works or emphasizing previously unplumbed historical correspondences, most recent reviews have taken her "excellence" as a given, often focusing not on Hesse's oeuvre itself but on the methodologies used by curators and catalogue writers who take the artist's short, tragic (and thus mythic) career as their subject.
In this respect, "Eva Hesse" has become as much a signifier as a proper name, sparking ongoing debates around the (in)compatibility of formalism and biography; whether Hesse's guarded interests in …
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Publication information: Article title: Eva Hesse: The Jewish Museum/the Drawing Center. Contributors: Burton, Johanna - Author. Magazine title: Artforum International. Volume: 45. Issue: 2 Publication date: October 2006. Page number: 260+. © 1999 Artforum International Magazine, Inc. COPYRIGHT 2006 Gale Group.
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