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.
3 day rental • NR • 94 min. • German & Swedish with subtitles
"A must for anyone who cares about modern art."
— Hollywood Reporter
"BEYOND THE VISIBLE bristles with the excitement of discovery and also with the impatience that recognition has taken so long. It refreshes the eyes and the mind."
— New York Times
"If you are a lover of art, especially abstract art, you must see BEYOND THE VISIBLE. You'll be blown away by af Klint's genius and how ahead of her time she really was."
— Film Threat