“Eva Hesse: Abstract Expressionist” a Lecture by Kirsten Swenson at the Brooklyn Museum on November 19 2-4PM
Kirsten Swenson, Assistant Professor of Contemporary Art History at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, will discuss artist Eva Hesse and her spectre painting series, currently on view in the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art. Swenson’s lecture will consider Hesse’s identification with Abstract Expressionism, the revival of figurative art in the1960s New York art world, and the influence of Willem de Kooning’s figurative work on Hesse’s paintings. Eva Hesse Spectres 1960 curator E. Luanne McKinnon will introduce the talk via video. Following the lecture, Swenson will lead a walk-through of the exhibition. Event is free with Museum admission.