Hang Up- Eva Hesse (1965)
An ironic commentary on painting, Hang Up was, according to the artist, her first piece to achieve the level of “absurdity or extreme feeling” she intended. Privileging painting’s marginal feature—the frame—Hang Up playfully ignores the medium’s inherent two-dimensionality by means of the cord that protrudes awkwardly into the gallery space. Playing with language, the title refers both to installing a painting and to a psychological preoccupation.
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