Beyond the Visible: Hilma af Klint: A Virtual Speed Cinema Presentation

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Beyond the Visible: Hilma af Klint (Bortom det Synliga: filmen am Hilma af Kint)
Directed by Halina Dyrschka

Streaming access begins Friday, April 17

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Hilma af Klint was an abstract artist before the term existed—a visionary, trailblazing figure inspired by spiritualism, modern science, and the riches of the natural world around her. She began, without precedent, in 1906 to reel out a series of huge, colorful, sensual, and fascinating paintings.

The subject of a recent smash retrospective at the Guggenheim Museum (the most-attended exhibition in its history), af Klint was for years an all-but-forgotten figure in art historical discourse, before her long-delayed rediscovery. Director Halina Dryschka’s dazzling, course-correcting documentary describes not only the life and craft of af Klint, but also the process of her mischaracterization and erasure by both a patriarchal narrative of artistic progress and capitalistic determination of artistic value. 2019, Germany, in English, Swedish, and German with English subtitles, 94 minutes.  Recommended for 13+.

Watch Curators Dean Otto, Erika Holmquist-Wall, and Miranda Lash interview director Halina Dyrschka