Beyond the Visible: Hilma af Klint

/ / 2020, Feature Films, Virtual

Virtual Showing
2019 | Germany | 93 min | Documentary
Director: Halina Dyrschka
Executive Producers: Eva Illmer, Halina Dyrschka

Before Kandinsky, Mondrian, and Klee made a name for abstraction in visual art, another artist had already beat them to their discovery. But until very recently, her name was absent from the history books. Swedish artist Hilma af Klint (1862-1944) painted her first abstract canvas in 1906, four years before Wassily Kandinsky, originally thought to be the movement’s pioneer. It would be more than a century before she would receive the same acknowledgement and acclaim as her male peers.