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Past event

SOLD OUT Film: Beyond the Visible

28 October 2021

Beyond the Visible is a chapter in the wholesale revision of the critical and historical record that began only recently, and it enlists a passionate and knowledgeable cadre of curators, scholars, scientists and artists to press the argument for af Klint’s importance...” - The New Yorker 

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, colourful, sensual, strange works without precedent in painting. The subject of a 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 Dryschka’s dazzling, course correcting documentary describes not only the life and craft of af Klint, but also the process of her mischaracterisation and erasure by both a patriarchal narrative of artistic progress and capitalistic determination of artistic value. 

All audience members will go in the draw to win two complimentary tickets to Hilma af Klint: The Secret Paintings. Don’t miss you chance to see this ground-breaking show free of charge. We will announce the lucky winners after the screening of Beyond the Visible.