AADFF: Beyond the Visible: Hilma af Klint

Showings

Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Sat, Jan 25 5:30 PM
Film Info
Runtime:94 min
Copyright:2019
Country Listing:Germany, Sweden, Switzerland, UK
Rating:PG
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Halina Dyrschka

Description

For more than a century, Wassily Kandinsky has been unanimously considered the originator of abstract art, but Swedish artist Hilma af Klint's first abstract painting is dated 1906, years before Kandinsky's celebrated breakthroughs. Recently the subject of a monumental Guggenheim exhibition entitled "Paintings for the Future," af Klint is finally getting the credit she deserves. Beyond the Visible investigates just why it took so long to happen, the stubborn mechanisms behind canonization and the art world's reluctance to give a woman her rightful place in history. Sometimes history must be rewritten.

In Swedish, English and German ,with English subtitles.

Additional Information

ART, ARCHITECTURE, DESIGN FILM FESTIVAL
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