How can an artist discover abstraction by the beginning of the 20th century and nobody notices? A woman, misjudged and concealed, rocks the art world with her mind-blowing oeuvre. Hilma af Klint was a pioneer at a time where only male colleagues were inventing abstraction. The first solo-exhibition of her work caused an outcry in the art world. Hilma af Klint painted her first abstract painting in 1906, four years before Vassily Kandinsky. But why was she ignored? Why are her paintings not available on the market? Focusing on af Klint’s ignored part as a pioneer of modern art, this first film on her is about her life, the role of women in art history and the discovery of an art scandal. This is a cinematic approach to an artist whose quest for meaning in life and a boundless thinking led to an out-standing oeuvre. Her paintings crossed borders to last until today.
HALINA DYRSCHKA was born in Berlin and is active as a producer and director. She studied Acting, Classical Singing and Film Production and founded the production company Ambrosia Film. BEYOND THE VISIBLE marks her directorial debut.photos © Ambrosia Film