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Beyond the Visible: Hilma af Klint (U)

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a woman stands over a huge portrait painting it

Exploring the life and work of a radical pioneer and artist who opened doors to new horizons at the beginning of the twentieth century.

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

The subject of a recent smash retrospective at the Guggenheim Museum, af Klint was for years an all-but-forgotten figure in art historical world, 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.

UK/German/Sweden 2020 Dir Halina Dyrschka 93 min

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‘Halina Dyrschka’s debut feature [...] is one of the best films I’ve seen about fine art. It casts an entrancing spell that allows the staggering depth of its subject spanning various mediums‘

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