The work of the first abstract artist was unseen in her lifetime, and was not exhibited until the 1980s.
Art history has to be rewritten.

Starts Friday, April 17th!

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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.

Director / Author:  Halina Dyrschka.  Germany. In English, German and Swedish with English subtitles. 2019. DCP. 93 mins.