On May 2, at 7:30 p.m., Congregation Beth Sholom in Teaneck will present a lecture, illustrated with video and slides, called “Eva Hesse: Walking the Edge in the New York Art World of the 1960s.”
Eva Hesse, a painter and sculptor, was one of the most significant and least understood Jewish artists of the 20th century. Her work, owned by many major museums around the world, is on view in New York in exhibitions at MoMA, the new Met Breuer, and the Drawing Center for the next few months. Later this month, Yale University Press will publish a 900-page volume of her diaries.
The synagogue speaker, Marcie Begleiter, is the director of a new full-length documentary, “Eva Hesse”; she spent five years researching the film. It will have its world premier at the Film Forum in Manhattan on April 27 and run for two weeks. A trailer is at filmforum.org/film/eva-hesse-film.
The program will include a 16-minute segment from the longer film, along with photos and other images from the archive. The Alfred and Rose Buchman Endowment sponsor the lecture. Light refreshments will be served. For information, call (201) 833-2620.