Special Event at Film Society of Lincoln Center New York
A visual artist best remembered as the only female in the Abstract Expressionist group the Irascible 18 (and the wife of Saul Steinberg), Hedda Sterne created a body of work known for its stubborn independence from styles and trends. Born in Romania in 1910, she fled the country in 1941 to find refuge in the U.S., where her work later found its way to the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the National Gallery of Art, and the National Museum of Women in the Arts. The art work she left behind at her studio in Bucharest, closely guarded for more than 50 years by her friend and fellow artist Medi Wechsler Dinu, have recently been rediscovered by Cosmin Năsui, director of PostModernism Museum in Bucharest. Năsui will share Sterne’s early works and Wechsler Dinu’s testimonies for the first time during this conversation, which seeks to recount a story of talent, courage, loyalty, and the shattered lives of a bygone world.
Sunday, December 7, 2014, 5:00pm, AMP
Hedda Sterne Rediscovered is part of the special program of Making Waves: New Romanian Cinema, initiated and co-presented by the Romanian Film Initiative, in partnership with the Film Society of Lincoln Center and the Jacob Burns Film Center NY