Moderna Museet Malmö presents the fascinating and ground-breaking Swedish artist Hilma af Klint in a comprehensive exhibition, featuring among other works, the series The Ten Largest
, which will be shown in it’s entirety in a monumental format and with a color palette that challenged the dominant canon of the day.
The exhibition features further works from the series The Paintings for the Temple as well as a selection that examines the artist’s research into the natural world and how the visible and invisible worlds are connected. In addition, the extensive exhibition touches on the artist’s own thoughts about her work and its various methods.
The exhibition centers on three aspects of Hilma af Klint’s life and interests – as artist, researcher and medium – that are key to revealing and understanding her art. With few exceptions, af Klint never exhibited her abstract works during her lifetime. Yet she left us with a radical body of work – unprecedented in its use of color, scale and composition – which she hoped future audiences might be better able to sense and decode. Hilma af Klint made paintings for the future, and that future is now.
In conjunction with the exhibition, a comprehensive catalog has been been produced.