Views and Voices: Claire Frost on Eva Hesse’s Test Pieces

At a time of distance, our audio series Views and Voices: Personal Perspectives on the Collection is designed to bring you closer to the individual people behind BAMPFA and individual works from our art and film collections. We’ve invited staff and students with ties to BAMPFA to select a favorite piece and talk about what makes it compelling or important to them.

BAMPFA Curatorial Assistant Claire Frost discusses one of Eva Hesse’s intriguing Test Pieces. Frost’s master’s thesis is titled The Future of Eva Hesse. She is cofounder and cocurator of the curatorial collective COLLAB, and recently started an art space in her San Francisco apartment.

Eva Hesse: Test pieces, 1967–1969; 1 1/4 x 2 1/2 x 1 5/8 in. (stack); BAMPFA, Gift of Mrs. Helen Charash.