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Beyond the Visible – Hilma af Klint

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 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.

There will be a conversation after the screening.

Metropolis Movie Nights are BYOB events.

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Date

Thu
12th Jan

Time

6.00pm

Venue

Metropolis Contemporary Art Gallery

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Director

Halina Dryschka

Production Year

2019

Certificate

12

Runtime

93

Cost

£5