Beyond the Visible - Hilma af Klint
by Halina Dyrschka, Germany 2019, 93''
SHOOTING: Alicja Pahl, Luana Knipfer   PRODUCER: Eva Illmer, Halina Dyrschka
EDITING: Antje Lass, Halina Dyrschka, Mario Orias    LANGUAGE: VO: English, Swedish, German; Sub: Italian, English

Schermo dell'Arte - Archivio Film Presented at Lo schermo dell'arte 2019

 How can an artist who introduced abstract painting in the early 20th century be completely forgotten? Stuck in shadows all her life, Hilma af Klint’s extraordinary work upsets today’s art world. Her painting went beyond the boundaries of material reality, and led her to seek life’s meaning in spirituality and abstraction. Af Klint did her first abstract painting in 1906, four years before Vassily Kandisky started in that vein. Why was she ignored? Why did her paintings remain hidden in an attic until thirty years after her death? Why aren’t they available on the market? Halina Dyrschka’s film is the first about Swedish artist’s life and work, the role of women in art and a shocking art world scandal. In 2018, af Klint’s retrospective at the New York Guggenheim drew the largest crowds in the museum’s history.
She is a director and producer. After studying acting, classical singing and film production she founded the company AMBROSIA FILM in Berlin. Since then she produces feature films and documentaries. Her first short, 9andahalf’s Goodbye was screened at over 40 festivals around the world and won numerous awards. Beyond the Visible Hilma - af Klint is her first feature film.

Selected Filmography:
2013 Déjà Vu 2012 DODO; Opera Buffa 2010 9andahalf’s Goodbye

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