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Film Presentation Behind-the-Scenes Talk
EVA HESSE, an award-winning documentary, and presentation by filmmaker Marcie Begleiter
Sunday, September 25th, 3 p.m.
Eva Hesse’s life was a short but triumphant one. Before her death from a brain tumor in her thirties, she created a trailblazing body of work that continues to engage audiences and influence artists worldwide. In her first documentary film “Eva Hesse,” Marcie Begleiter brings to the screen the artist’s story—her profound dedication to her work, her talented circle of friends, her relationships with her family, and her indomitable courage and keen sense of the absurd.
After the movie, Begleiter will give a half-hour presentation, revealing how how she first became engaged with Hesse’s work and later pored over 1200 pages of journal entries to find the narrative and voice for the film. She takes us behind the scenes to tell us about the interviews she conducted, the choice of actress Selma Blair (“Anger Management” and “Hellboy”) for Hesse’s voice, and how she managed to capture the heady milieu of the art world in the 1960s.
THIS EVENT IS FREE BUT PLEASE RSVP:
THE WRIGHT CONTEMPORARY
627 Paseo del Pueblo Sur, Taos • (575) 224-0530
In the coming weeks, the Wright will be hosting talks with David Chickey, publisher of Radius Books in Santa Fe, and Louis Grachos, the director of Site Santa Fe. Stay tuned for details on those events and more.
ABOUT OUR EVENTS
Complementing our exhibitions is a roster of lectures and programs. These have included a reading and slide lecture by Gwen Chanzit, curator of the groundbreaking exhibition “Women of Abstract Expressionism” at the Denver Art Museum; an overview of artists estate management by Jason Andres, who is in charge of overseeing the legacies of Jack Tworkov, Elizabeth Murray, and Mimi Chen Ting, among others; a screening of Agnes Martin: Before the Grid; and a slide talk by Taos artist Dora Dillistone about her boff collection, which includes works by Larry Bell, Sam Gilliam, Dorothy Hood, Ron Cooper and others (see Archived on the man menu). There will be films and documentaries throughout the year, along with live events. All free, but we do ask that you rsvp to get a head count. Sign up for the newsletter on the Contact page to stay in touch with all that’s happening at the Wright.