Docpoint – Helsinki Documentary Film Festival

Programme (2020)

Beyond the Visible – Hilma af Klint (2020)

A documentary about the trailblazing artist sets the record straight with patriarchal art history and is a tribute to Hilma af Klint as a pioneer of abstract art.

The film chronicles Hilma af Klint’s (1862–1944) struggles to make the art she wanted; serial abstracts with colours and shapes that had no parallels in other art at the time. Refusing to be limited by the physical dimension of existence, Hilma af Klint was the first artist in the world to engage in a combination of spiritual and abstract art.

Her gigantic works are partially painted against the studio floor, and she refused to exhibit or sell her art. Instead, they were stored in an attic until thirty years after her death – awaiting a world she hoped would be more understanding of the visions of mysteries that she wanted to share. The film also asks how her paintings could be ignored for so many years, and how the simple fact that her art is not for sale has influenced the attention to her oeuvre.

Modeerna Museet

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Film Title : Beyond the Visible – Hilma af Klint
Language : englanti, ruotsi, saksa
Director : Halina Dyrschka
Year : 2019
Length : 93
Age limit : S
Format : DCP
Cinematographer : Alicja Pahl
Editing : Antje Lass
Music : Damian Scholl
Producer : Eva Illmer, Halina Dyrschka
Production Company : Ambrosia Film

Screenings :
Wed 29.1. at 17.00, Kiasma
Sat 1.2. at 15.00, Kiasma
Sun 2.2. at 13.00, Kino Regina
Sun 2.2. at 17.15, Kinopalatsi 5