Hilma Af Klint
Film Beyond the Visible—Hilma af Klint


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Dir. Halina Dryschka | 2019, 93min

BAM partners with Zeitgeist Film and Kino Marquee to present this dazzling, course-correcting documentary about the visionary abstract painter Hillma af Klint.

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 discourse, before her long-delayed rediscovery. Director Halina Dyrschka’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.

Q&A with director Halina Dyrschka, moderated by Guggenheim assistant curator David Horowitz

Join our virtual Q&A on YouTube at 3:10pm on April 18

Learn more about Hilma af Klint with this selection of books from Greenlight Bookstore.

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+ Q&A with director Halina Dyrschka on 4/18, 3:10pm

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