1071 5th Ave, New York, NY 10128, USA
Hosted By: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Oct 19, 2018 at 10:00 am to Feb 03, 2019 at 5:45 pm
Hilma af Klint (1862–1944) was a pioneer of abstract painting, though admittedly, something of an accidental one. Although she produced purely non-objective paintings well before the likes of Vassily Kandinsky or Kasimir Malevich, she created them as part of her involvement in occult and mystical practices that sought contact with the spirit realm. When Klint did exhibit, she mostly showed conventional portraits and landscapes. Nonetheless, there’s no denying that the Swedish artist anticipated one of the most important aesthetic revolutions in 20th-century art. This show takes the measure of her singular artistic achievement.