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Past event

Hilma af Klint: The Secret Paintings Curator’s Tour

10.30am Saturday 4 December

The session time for this event has reached it's online allocation. Tickets to this session time will be available to purchase at City Gallery Wellington on the day. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

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Sue Cramer, the curator of Hilma af Klint: The Secret Paintings, introduces the show to the first audiences here in Aotearoa—Zoomed into our auditorium from her home in Melbourne. Then, join Senior Curator Aaron Lister as he leads a guided tour through the exhibition on its opening day.

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.