This short Guggenheim-produced documentary covers the extensive research, dialogue, and complex conservation treatment that was carried out to conserve Eva Hesse’s Expanded Expansion, bringing it out of storage after nearly thirty-five years. Despite material changes, Expanded Expansion still holds tremendous power and is a testament to a pioneering artist who, despite her untimely death in 1970, left a body of work that pushed sculpture beyond Minimalism and Abstract Expressionism, and has deeply influenced the work of younger artists. Curated by Lena Stringari, Deputy Director and Andrew W. Mellon Chief Conservator, with the collaboration of Richard Armstrong, Director, and Esther Chao, Objects Conservator, Eva Hesse: Expanded Expansion is on view through October 17, 2022. Learn more at