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