Wed, 14 Oct | &

Modern Films presents ‘Beyond the Visible - Hilma Af Klint’

Special film event: Film Director Halina Dyrschka in conversation with Christina Oakley Harrington
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Modern Films presents ‘Beyond the Visible - Hilma Af Klint’

Time & Location

14 Oct 2020, 19:00 – 20:00 &

About The Event

Modern Films presents‘ Beyond the Visible - Hilma Af Klint’ 

Special film event: Film Director Halina Dyrschka in conversation with Christina Oakley Harrington

Free Zoom Q&A event on 14 October:

Film on demand available to preorder now and view from 9 October £9.99 at:

Join a discussion focused around the new film release, BEYOND THE VISIBLE - HILMA AF KLINT, about the life of the pioneering Swedish abstract artist Hilma Af Klint.

Directed by Halina Dyrschka, the film comes to cinemas this October, exploring the life and work of Hilma af Klint (1862–1944), a visionary, trailblazing artist inspired by spiritualism, modern science and the riches of the natural world. As early as 1906, she was radically experimenting with abstract imagery, several years before Wassily Kandinsky, Kazimir Malevich and Piet Mondrian, who are still regarded as the forerunners of 20th-century abstract art.

With her radiant and transcendent body of work - featuring over 1,200 paintings and 26,000 notebooks - remaining hidden away for decades, a long-overdue rediscovery has come in recent years, with her stunning, large-scale works the subject of blockbuster exhibitions including a record-breaking retrospective at the Guggenheim Museum in New York in 2018-2019 and acclaimed exhibitions at the Serpentine Gallery (2016) and Camden Arts Centre (2006) in the UK.

BEYOND THE VISIBLE is the first film about Klint’s life and work, chronicling her pioneering artistic practice and mystical view of the world, from the beginning of her career at Stockholm’s Royal Swedish Academy of Fine Arts, to her involvement in Theosophy, spiritualist and occult movements, including joining “The Five”, a group of female artists who conducted séances which lead to experiments with automatic writing and drawing, pre-dating the Surrealists by several decades.

For this free event, Treadwells founder Christina Harrington will be in conversation with filmmaker Halina Dyrschka, discussing her approach to making the film and the fascinating spiritual life and work of Af Klint.

We encourage you to watch the film online at modernfilms in advance of joining the event on 14th October. It is available to preorder now and will be available to watch on demand from 9 October at the price of £9.99.

  • Online Q&A