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Eva Hesse: Studiowork

September 22, 2010 to January 2, 2011

“beguiling”Toronto Star

Organized by the Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, this exhibition brings together 50 of the artist’s small ‘test’ pieces to examine, for the first-time, how Hesse’s experimental practices and working method in the studio informed her larger sculptures.

Audio: Lucy Lippard on Eva Hesse

Recorded: Tuesday, September 28, Jackman Hall, Art Gallery of Ontario
Duration: 1:06:17

Video: Eva Hesse, Studiowork

Throughout her career, Eva Hesse produced a large number of small, experimental works alongside her large-scale sculpture. These objects, the so-called test pieces, were made in a wide range of materials, including latex, wire-mesh, sculp-metal, wax and cheesecloth.

Blog: Sneak-Peak, Eva Hesse.Studiowork

This is a rare and remarkable opportunity for Toronto audiences to examine a newly discovered aspect of Hesse’s work, and to consider her ongoing relevance to current issues in contemporary art practice.

Blog: Getting to know Eva Hesse

German-born American artist Eva Hesse's short life was filled with struggle – separation from her family during their escape from Nazi Germany, her mother’s suicide, her failed marriage, and illness.

Tour of Eva Hesse Exhibition

Join us for a special daily tour of the Eva Hesse exhibition in conjunction with Holocaust Education Week. Tours meet in Walker Court at 1:00 pm November 2 - 7 and November 9 - 10.

Eva Hesse: Studioworks is curated by Briony Fer and Barry Rosen. Organized by The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh in collaboration with Camden Arts Centre, London; Fundació Antoni Tàpies, Barcelona; Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto and Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive. Contemporary programming at the AGO is supported by the Canada Council for the Arts.

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