Streaming—Beyond the Visible: Hilma af Klint

(Jenseits des Sichtbaren: Hilma af Klint)

April 17–August 15, 2020

Bristles with the excitement of discovery and also with the impatience that recognition has taken so long. It refreshes the eyes and the mind.

A. O. Scott, New York Times

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Former BAMPFA Director Lawrence Rinder

Watch a special message from Larry, with his thoughts on the film and the historical importance of Hilma af Klint.

Swedish painter Hilma af Klint (1862–1944) created a remarkable body of artwork that only gained international recognition following a Guggenheim Museum exhibition in 2018–19. Beyond the Visible tells the story of this artist who began creating radically abstract paintings in 1906—before Wassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee, Kazimir Malevich, and Piet Mondrian—and yet has never been part of the official history of abstraction. The film questions how it was that af Klint’s significant achievements were left out of art history and showcases her paintings and handwritten journals in a highly visual, cinematic style, bringing long-overdue attention to this visionary talent. 

  • Luana Knipfer
  • Alicja Pahl
  • German
  • Swedish
  • English
  • with English subtitles
Print Info
  • Color
  • Digital streaming
  • 93 mins
  • Zeitgeist Films