Beyond the Visible - Hilma af Klint
You can purchase a digital screening of Beyond the Visible – Hilma af Klint for only $12, after which you’ll have 5 days to watch the film in a “virtual screening room” created just for patrons of the JBFC. Like many cinematic engagements, Beyond the Visible will be available for screening purchases for one week to start; if demand is sufficient, the title will be “held over” for additional weeks as needed.
By purchasing a screening of Beyond the Visible – Hilma af Klint you’ll provide much-needed support to both the JBFC and Zeitgeist Films & Kino Lorber Films—who will evenly split the revenue—as we navigate these uncharted waters.
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A note from Frameworks curator Kathy Bonomi: Whether or not you saw Swedish artist Hilma af Klint’s record-breaking retrospective at the Guggenheim last year, you will be fascinated by this story of a once-obscure artist who has recently turned the thinking about early-20th-century art on its head. Af Klint (1862–1944) created her first abstract canvas in 1906—years before Wassily Kandinsky, who until recently was credited as the movement’s pioneer. Inspired by spiritualism, science, and the natural world, she painted radically contemporary microcosms of color and form. An immersion in her prolific work, this film also explores how such an exceptional woman could be erased from the art world, ignored by an industry fixated on the idea of male “genius” for more than a century.
About Beyond the Visible – Hilma af Klint:
2019. 93 m. Halina Dyrschka. Zeitgeist Films. Germany. English/German & Swedish with subtitles.
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 is available for sale at The Village Bookstore. To meet your reading needs, The Village Bookstore is offering curbside pickup Mondays-Saturdays and free delivery on orders of $25 or more to customers who live within 10 miles of the store.
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