City Gallery

Past event

Hilma af Klint: The Secret Paintings Curator’s Tour (Online)

15 March 2022

Join Senior Curator, Aaron Lister, as he takes you on a guided tour through the exhibition in the comfort of your home. This your chance to go deeper and experience Hilma af Klint: The Secret Paintings at City Gallery Wellington Te Whare Toi.

The recent rediscovery of Hilma af Klint's abstract paintings has changed the course of art and art history. A Swedish artist-mystic working at the turn of the twentieth century, af Klint saw herself as a receiver of messages from the spirit powers who guided the creation of her work. Af Klint recognised that the world was not ready for her work and anticipated a future more open to its message and possibilities. She left instructions that her work be kept secret until at least twenty years after her death. That time has come.