Jan 24, 2013

Aesthetic Thursday: Eva Hesse

Eva Hesse, No Title, 1970

I like to go to the Whitney to experience one artist's work -- and that is it. The Whitney does a good job of showcasing one work by one artist in a collection of works dedicated to several artists' one work. Here is Eva Hesse's sculptural evocation  -- I call it an evocation of a sculpture because I am not sure if it is a sculpture or something else. Rope suspended from the ceiling in what appears to be haphazard, but on closer inspection the organization of rope is purposeful, designed. Hanging rope. Hanging garden. Hanging. The feeling I get standing, hanging, hanging around, flapping my arms, my body, in space -- this is how this piece makes me feel.
Image: Whitney Museum of Art

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