Halina Dyrschka talks about making the documentary Beyond The Visible:Hilma af Klint.

Zeitgeist Films in association with Kino Lorber is proud to present the US virtual theatrical release of BEYOND THE VISIBLE – Hilma af Klint, a documentary film directed by Halina Dyrschka. The film will be available starting on April 17 by virtual theatrical engagement via Kino Marquee in association with BAM in New York and Laemmle Monica Film Center in LA.

Swedish artist Hilma af Klint (1862-1944) 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 created a series of huge, colorful, sensual works without precedent in painting. Hilma af Klint’s first abstract painting is dated 1906, four years before that of Wassily Kandinsky.

Why was she ignored? Director Halina Dryschka’s dazzling, course-correcting documentary describes not only the life and craft of Hilma af Klint, but investigates the role accorded to women in art history and reveals how and why Hilma af Klint was scandalously denied the status of a pioneer of modern art. This recognition is now finally taking place; today her exhibitions are attracting millions of people worldwide, including a recent smash retrospective at the Guggenheim Museum in New York.