Beyond the Matter – Impressions of Eva Hesse

25. July 2023 – 27. August 2023

Galerie der Künstler*innen
Maximilianstraße 42
80538 München

BEYOND THE MATTER – Impressions of Eva Hesse, is an exhibition dedicated to the life and work of the late great artist Eva Hesse. Hesse was a German-born American sculptor known for her pioneering work in materials such as latex, fibreglass, and plastics. She is one of the artists who ushered in the postminimal art movement in the 1960s. The exhibition consists of 20 artists who are inspired by Hesse in their own practise. Whether through her use of materials and forms or simply inspired by the fascinating life she lived each artist has been asked to make work that they feel references Hesse in some way. Tragically she died at the young age of 34. This exhibition is a celebration and a tribute to a wonderful artist that is still inspiring others more than 50 years after her death. 

Participating artists:

Judith Adelmann (GER) / Melanie Chacko (GER) / Cordula Schieri (GER) / Sarah Doerfel (GER) / Olga Golos (RUS) / Mari Iwamoto (JPN) / Simone Kessler (GER) / Katja Köditz (GER) / Youlee Ku (KOR) / Gretta Louw (AUS) / Elisa Manig (GER) / Evelyn Möcking (GER) / Felicia Mülbaier (GER) / Ursula Oberhauser (GER) / Maria Antonio Positano (IT) / Kika Rufino (BR) / Anne Seiler (GER) / Sophie Utikal (GER) / Neringa Vasiliauskaite (LT) / Katharina Weishäupl (GER)



Exhibition view

EVA HESSE (1936-1970)
Aquarell, Kreide und Bleistift auf Papier Watercolor, crayon and pencil on paper
505 x 660 mm
Staatliche Graphische Sammlung München, Inv.-Nr. 2021:181 Z (Faksimile)

Cordula Schieri

Sarah Doerfel

Melanie Chacko

Left to right: Neringa Vasiliauskaite and Judith Adelmann

Judith Adelmann

Neringa Vasiliauskaite

Evelyn Möcking

Ursula Oberhauser

Anne Seiler

Katja Köditz

Left to right: Elisa Manig, Youlee Ku, Elisa Manig, Sophie Utikal

Elisa Manig

Sophie Utikal

Katharina Weishäupl

Floor: Mari Iwamoto Wall: Gretta Louw

Gretta Louw

Kika Rufino

Kika Rufino

Left to right: Kika Rufino, Felicia Mülbaier

Felicia Mülbaier

Left to right: Simone Kessler, Olga Golos

Short film: EVA HESSE, ‘WALKING THE EDGE’, 2014
Director: Marcie Begleiter Producer: Karen S. Shapiro
Film length: 16m39s
© bdks Productions Inc.

(Photos by Leonie Felle)