Over a century since she completed her Chef Dovre— 193 abstract canvases known collectively temple painting (1906-15) — Hilma af Klint has emerged as a multimedia power player this year. Her work is graphic, colorful, and highly distinctive, demonstrating the power to create fans like Van Gogh, with multiple experiences ranging from books and films to virtual and augmented reality (VR/AR) experiences. We produce projects that span the format of
Now, starting November 14th, all 193 digital versions of her temple paintingThe second edition of the . NFT produced by Acute Art remains with Bokförlaget Stolpe, publisher of the Af Klint catalog raisonné. The original belongs to the non-profit Hilma af Klint Foundation in Sweden.
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“Hilma af Klint was an incredible pioneer!” says Pharrell Williams. Now we have to rewrite art history. Beautiful and meaningful art is truly timeless and the work of Hilma af Klint is a perfect example. We are honored to showcase her work on this platform and celebrate an amazing woman. “For her KAWS, who serves as Arther’s advisor on the Goda platform, Ahu Clint was a visionary. “I think it’s great that she finally got the attention she deserves,” she says KAWS. She painted for the future. She even drew a picture for us! ”
The surge in demand for Hilma’s experience brings back memories of a 2018 survey of her paintings at New York’s Guggenheim Museum. The survey broke the institution’s attendance record, saw 100,000 copies of her catalog shipped worldwide, and sold out the artist’s merchandise in the exhibition.
Af Klint, the mysterious Swedish mother of early modern abstraction, remained unrecognized for her pioneering work all her life. Volume 7 and final of her catalog raisonné. VR experience, Hilma ahu Klint: Templeand biopics, Hilmaopened in UK cinemas in October.
Af Klint, who dabbled in spiritualism and auto-drawing with a group of Stockholm women artists called Five, followed the spiritual science philosopher Rudolf Steiner and the mystical Madame Blavatsky in becoming fashionable and funded. participated in the rich Theosophical movement. She showed a theosophist’s interest in geometric and helical forms within a mass of diagrams. temple A picture she worked on after being asked by the “High Master” at a seance in 1906 to abandon her academic approach to art.
Hilma af Klint dreamed of a spiral building large enough to display its overwhelming beauty. temple paintingAcute Art has created digital versions of 193 works to acquire as NFTs.As a result, the temple will be owned by people all over the world
Daniel Birnbaum, Artistic Director, Acute Art
New NFT Edition and Temple The VR creation was created by London-based augmented reality (XR) studio Acute Art and, like the AR app, Hilma Af Clint WalkBoth VR and AR works were exhibited at a prestigious art fair last month. freeze london and Paris+ par Art Basel. This VR work of his is a “dream project” for Daniel Birnbaum, artistic director and curator of Acute Art. Hilma af Klint: Painting the Invisible At the Serpentine Gallery in London in 2016, when he was the director of the Stockholm Museum of Modern Art.
“Hilma af Klint is her most important work, overwhelmingly beautiful temple painting“Acute Art has created digital versions of 193 works that will be acquired as NFTs. As a result, Temple will be owned by people all over the world.” develop.
Hilma in virtual reality
Delightfully framed by Rodrigo Marques, Creative Technologist at Acute Art, and with an ambient soundtrack by Andrew Sheriff, this VR piece transports viewers through Af Klint’s spiraling spirals and grid lattices, the artist’s vibrant colors. paintings are embodied and brought to life. It is based on an actual island between Copenhagen and Malmö, where an artist once hoped to build a temple.
In December, the recently opened Outernet art venue in central London will showcase the VR experience on a giant wraparound screen in ultra-high definition.the presentation of Temple It is the successor to other festival-standard VR works by contemporary artists such as Simon Denny and Marco Brambilla and is offered free of charge to generate traffic from walk-in audiences.
Birnbaum is co-editor of Af Klint’s catalog raisonné published by Stolpe and also serves as Kurt Almqvist. He and his team at Stolpe say they see this VR work as “Volume 8” of their monumental catalog of his 1,500 works. NFT Ventures is a further expansion of his Stolpe catalog, and the publisher holds the second edition of his NFTs. temple painting.
new movie HilmaDirected by Lasse Hallstrom, the film depicts a lyrically structured family relationship, with wife Lena Olin playing the older Hilma and daughter Tora Hallström playing the younger Hilma. In it, her Af Klint family’s interests in mathematics, botany and nature in general are highlighted, as well as the Stockholm sisterhood dedicated to spiritualism, art and women’s rights in which Af Klint thrived. .
With so much new Hilma content, where to start? According to Birnbaum, the shell-like, spiraling Guggenheim Museum proved ideal for Af Klint’s paintings in 2018 . (The museum’s founding curator, Hilla Von Levi, who worked closely with Frank Lloyd Wright on its design, was also a theosophist.) VR has been waiting a long time for Af Klint’s work.
• Hilma af Klint: Temple, Outernet, 138 Charing Cross Road, London, every Sunday from 11 December to 5 February 2023