Beyond the Visible – Hilma af Klint

The first abstract artist was a woman: misjudged and concealed, Hilma af Klint rocks the art world with her mindblowing oeuvre. A hundred years later she is the biggest discovery who is attracting millions of people worldwide.
But how can an artist discover abstraction by the beginning of the 20th century and nobody is noticing? Hilma af Klint was a pioneer at a time where just male colleagues were inventing abstraction. The first solo-exhibition of her work caused an outcry in the art world: ‘Art history has to be rewritten’! Hilma af Klint painted her first abstract painting in 1906, four years before Vassily Kandinsky. But why was she ignored? Why are her paintings not available on the market? Even nowadays the MoMA New York refused to show her paintings.
Focusing on af Klint’s ignored part as a pioneer of modern art, this first film on her is about her life, the role of women in art history and the discovery of an art scandal. This is a cinematic approach to an artist whose seek for meaning in life and a boundless thinking led into an outstanding oeuvre. Her paintings crossed borders to last until today.

Hot Docs Filmfestival, Toronto, Kanada
Feministiska Festival Stockholm, Schweden
DocAviv Festival TelAviv, Israel
Film Festival Wismar, Deutschland

TitleBeyond the Visible - Hilma af KlintLength93'00''GenreDocumentaryYear2018ClientAmbrosia FilmFunctionDoP with Alicja PahlCameraSony FS 100 + Atomos ShogunFootageHD, ColorEditorAntje Lass, Angel CanoScriptHalina Dyrschka