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Hilma af Klint : paintings for the future / Tracey Bashkoff.

Klint, Hilma af, 1862-1944 (artist.). Bashkoff, Tracey R., (author.). Molesworth, Helen, (contributor.). Voss, Julia, 1974- (contributor.). Kollnitz, Andrea, 1970- (contributor.). Greene, Vivien, (contributor.). Horowitz, David Max, (contributor.). Fer, Briony, (contributor.). Bauduin, Tessel M., (contributor.). Birnbaum, Daniel, 1963- (contributor.). Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, (issuing body,, publisher,, organizer,, host institution.).
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Location: Fennell STACKS ND793.K63 .A4 2018
Barcode: 30731101220048
Status: Available

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  • ISBN: 9780892075430
  • ISBN: 0892075430
  • Physical Description: 243 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), photographs ; 30 cm
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Guggenheim, [2018]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Catalog of an exhibition held October 12, 2018-April 23, 2019 at Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York.
"From October 12, 2018, to April 23, 2019, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum presents the first major solo exhibition in the United States of the Swedish artist Hilma af Klint (1862-1944)"--From Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum website, accessed January 25, 2019.
"First printing"--Colophon.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 238-239).
Formatted Contents Note:
Temples for paintings / Tracey Bashkoff -- Art for another future: learning from Hilma af Klint / moderated by Helen Molesworth -- The traveling Hilma af Klint / Julia Voss -- Paintings for the future. Questioning the spiritual in art: Hilma af Klint, Vasily Kandinsky, and the Swedish art world / Andrea Kollnitz -- Hilma af Klint and the Swedish folk art revival / Vivien Greene -- "The world keeps you in fetters; cast them aside": Hilma af Klint, spiritualism, and agency / David Max Horowitz -- Hilma af Klint, diagrammer / Briony Fer -- Science and occultism in Hilma af Klint's time and in her work / Tessel M. Bauduin -- Another canon, or Why have there been no great women artists? / Daniel Birnbaum.
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
"Hilma af Klint: Paintings for the Future" : October 12, 2018-April 23, 2019, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, New York, United States.
Summary, etc.:
"When Swedish artist Hilma af Klint died in 1944 at the age of 81, she left behind more than 1,000 paintings and works on paper that she had kept largely private during her lifetime. Believing the world was not yet ready for her art, she stipulated that it should remain unseen for another twenty years. But only in recent decades has the public had a chance to reckon with af Klint's radically abstract painting practice--one which predates the work of Vasily Kandinsky and other artists widely considered trailblazers of modernist abstraction. Her boldly colorful works, many of them large-scale, reflect an ambitious, spiritually informed attempt to chart an invisible, totalizing world order through a synthesis of natural and geometric forms, textual elements, and esoteric symbolism. Accompanying the first major survey exhibition of the artist's work in the United States, Hilma af Klint: Paintings for the Future represents her groundbreaking painting series while expanding recent scholarship to present the fullest picture yet of her life and art. Essays explore the social, intellectual, and artistic context of af Klint's 1906 break with figuration and her subsequent development, placing her in the context of Swedish modernism and folk art traditions, contemporary scientific discoveries, and spiritualist and occult movements. A roundtable discussion among contemporary artists, scholars, and curators considers af Klint's sources and relevance to art in the 21st century. The volume also delves into her unrealized plans for a spiral-shaped temple in which to display her art--a wish that finds a fortuitous answer in the Guggenheim Museum's rotunda, the site of the exhibition."--Publisher's description.
Language Note:
Text in English.
Subject: Klint, Hilma af, 1862-1944 > Exhibitions.
Klint, Hilma af, 1862-1944 > Criticism and interpretation.
Klint, Hilma af, 1862-1944 > Themes, motives.
Klint, Hilma af, 1862-1944. Paintings. Selections. 2018.
Klint, Hilma af, 1862-1944.
Painting, Swedish > 19th century > Exhibitions.
Painting, Swedish > 20th century > Exhibitions.
Painting, Abstract > Sweden > 20th century > Exhibitions.
Women artists > Sweden > 19th century > Exhibitions.
Women artists > Sweden > 20th century > Exhibitions.
Mysticism and art > Exhibitions.
Spirituality in art > Exhibitions.
Genre: Nonfiction.
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