Hilma af Klint: release of new book

1.10.2015 17:19 | A&M Ax:son Johnsons Stiftelse för allmännyttiga ändamål

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Axel and Margaret Ax:son Johnson Foundation publishes a new book of academic essays called Hilma af Klint - The Art of Seeing the Invisible, edited by Kurt Almqvist and Louise Belfrage. It will be released at Henie Onstad Kunstsenter on Friday the 2nd of October in connection to the opening of the ground breaking exhibition Hilma af Klint - A Pioneer of Abstraction. The exhibition has now reached over 1 million visitors.

Stockholm, 2015-10-01

Axel and Margaret Ax:son Johnson Foundation publishes a new book of academic essays Hilma af Klint - The Art of Seeing the Invisible,edited by Kurt Almqvist and Louise Belfrage. It will be released at Henie Onstad Kunstsenter on Friday the 2nd of October in connection to the opening of the ground breaking exhibition Hilma af Klint – A Pioneer of Abstraction. The exhibition has now reached over 1 million visitors.

This volume of contains many of the lectures given in conjunction with the exhibition Hilma af Klint – A Pioneer of Abstraction that took place during 2013 and 2014 at Moderna Museet Stockholm and Engelsberg Manor in Sweden, at Hamburger Bahnhof Museum für Gegenwart in Berlin and Museum of Modern Art in Louisiana, Denmark.

Scholars and experts of abstract art, art history, history of ideas and cultural and religious studies have made important contributions. The topics range from early abstract art, the impact of Darwinism, Goethe’s Colour Theory, as well as the importance of occult religious movements such as Theosophy and Anthroposophy that influenced the early modernists, to Hilma af Klint’s own personal diary notes and research.

Axel and Margaret Ax:son Johnson Foundation arranged these international seminars in order to facilitate scholarly interdisciplinary discussions regarding the emergence of modern art with particular emphasis on the artistic works of Hilma af Klint, and to disseminate the results, thus providing a larger audience with access to this scholarly topic.

Contributors: Dr. Tessel M. Bauduin, Dr. Marty Bax, Director Daniel Birnbaum, Professor Briony Fer, Dr. Victoria Ferentinou, Professor Dr. W.J. Hanegraaff, Professor Stephen Kern, Mr. Gary Lachman, Professor David Lomas, Professor Dr. Hanne Loreck, Dr. Iris Müller-Westermann, Dr. Marco Pasi, Professor Dr. Raphael Rosenberg, Professor Gertrud Sandqvist, Dr. Pehr Sällström, Dr. Christoph Wagner, Dr. Wolfgang Zumdick.

For more information, please contact:

Louise Belfrage

Axel and Margaret Ax:son Johnson Foundation

Stureplan 3

Stockholm, Sweden

Email: louise.belfrage@axess.se

Telephone:+46 8 788 50 00

For book orders, please visit:http://axess.se/shop/

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