75 Reasons to Live: Lisa Robertson on Eva Hesse

Poet Lisa Robertson, on German artist Eva Hesse’s Sans II (1968). “Identity is the state’s authority.”

NEWS: We’ll be revisiting the 75 Reasons to Live talks on the big screen on Tuesday, January 4, 11 a.m.–5 p.m. Join us!


Remember the end of Manhattan, when Woody Allen asks himself what makes life worth living? Last January, during SFMOMA’s three day 75th anniversary celebration, 75 people from the Bay Area creative community gave extremely short talks—7.5 minutes or less!—on a single collection work of their choosing. Someone called it ‘manic splendor’—and it was. You can follow the 75 Reasons to Live talks as we post them by checking in here.

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  • Wow, this is a strong poet! The acute witness to the vivisection of the social life s(traigh)upport-jacket. The failing of indexicality opening the head splitting synesthesia of Being. (the futurity of Negation is diaphanous and eternal.) Bravo!

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