During Art-A-Whirl, on Saturday May 20th at 8pm, Casket Cinema will wrap its’ 9th season with a compelling docupic on the life of artist Eva Hesse. One of the sculptural darlings of 1960’s New York art scene, Hesse propelled herself to the top of the art world in a mere 10 years before dying young of cancer at the age of 34. She started as an abstract painter studying under Joseph Albers but found her calling withins the confines of minimalist sculpture. Her intense, “messy”, yet erotic compositions set her apart from her peers, Sol LeWitt, Donald Judd, and Yayoi Kusama. She was a favorite of the Walker Art Center and many other museums.
The film’s director goes deep and frankly tells a heartbreaking story of the peaks and valleys of Eva’s life. The Film won the Audience Award at the Big Eddy Film Festival in New York.
Casket Cinema hopes this film will be a great compliment to all of the artistic shenanigans of the NE Minneapolis Art Crawl. For our after-film Q&A panel and discussion, Co-founder Mark Wojahn will speak with Amy Katlin, art historian and associate professor at St Catherine University in St Paul.
This presentation will be part of Art-A-Whirl! Casket Cinema and Studio 145, will have the photography of Mark Wojahn & David Schnack on the Gallery walls.