Beyond the Visible: Hilma AF Klint

When Swedish artist Hilma af Klint died in 1944 at the age of 81, she left behind a prolific body of work. It remained largely unseen until two landmark exhibitions—in 2013 at the Moderna Museet Stockholm and in 2018 at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York—thrust af Klint onto the world's stage. Predating modernist abstraction, the works were a revelation to many and called for a revision of the art historical narrative. Now a new film, Beyond the Visible, introduces this visionary artist to a wider audience, cementing her status as a phenomenon that extends beyond the art world.

Greenlight Bookstore is proud to partner with BAM, currently holding virtual screenings of Beyond the Visible: Hilma AF Klimt. We are offering a selection of books on af Klint, including the Guggenheim exhibition catalog, for further reading on this endlessly fascinating figure.

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More about the film:

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 Dryschka’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.

 


 

Hilma AF Klint: Paintings for the Future Cover Image
By Hilma Af Klint (Artist), Tracey Bashkoff (Editor), Tracey Bashkoff (Text by (Art/Photo Books))
$65.00
ISBN: 9780892075430
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (while supplies last)
Published: Guggenheim Museum - October 23rd, 2018

Hilma AF Klint Blue Notebook Cover Image
By Hilma Af Klint (Artist)
$24.95
ISBN: 9789189069213
Availability: ONLY available for direct-to-home shipping from our supplier warehouse (not available for curbside pickup)
Published: Bokforlaget Stolpe AB - February 11th, 2020

Hilma AF Klint Orange Notebook Cover Image
By Hilma Af Klint (Artist)
$24.95
ISBN: 9789189069220
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (while supplies last)
Published: Bokforlaget Stolpe AB - February 11th, 2020