Beyond the Visible: Hilma af Klint
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About the Event
Tickets are $12, Watch: https://kinonow.com/hilma-af-klint-epsilon-spires
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, Paintings for the Future 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 Beyond the Visible 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.
"Beyond the Visible - Hilma af Klint is one of the best films I’ve seen about fine art. It casts an entrancing spell that allows the staggering depth of its subject’s work to consume us, while showing how her trailblazing vision left an unmistakable imprint in over a century of iconic art spanning various mediums, resounding through history like a drop of colored paint in a pitcher of water.”- Matt Fagerholm, Roger Ebert
“Bristles with the excitement of discovery and also with the impatience that recognition has taken so long. It refreshes the eyes and the mind.”- A.O. Scott, The New York Times
Join us May 6th at 8pm for a free online discussion led by Adam Silver, co-director of CX Silver Gallery
Our new online screenings are an effort to stay connected while social-distancing and enjoy innovative films together while we are temporarily closed. The cost of each online ticket sold will be split between the distributor and Epsilon Spires. Each rental will directly help our venue survive through these challenging times.
♥ Much gratitude to the filmmakers for their partnership, and to you, our community, for your continued support ♥