Archer, Michael. 2013. Ripley. SALT.(3), pp. 14-15. [Article]
Official URL: http://salt-magazine.blogspot.co.uk/
Abstract or Description
A text written for the magazine of feminism and contemporary art, SALT. Ripley concerns the experience of installing two works by Eva Hesse, Hang-Up and Accretion, for the first major exhibition of her work in Europe. The show opened at the Whitechapel Art Gallery on May 3, 1979, the same day that Margaret Thatcher was first elected Prime Minister. The text weaves personal experience, Hesse's writings, feminist socialist theory, the politics of separatism and references to the popular culture of the time using language that consciously acknowledges feminism's critique of the implicitly patriarchal nature of then current forms of address.