Five Hilma af Klint paintings will be shown in the Central Pavillion at the Venice Biennale this year, Moderna Museet in Stockholm says in a press release.
The presentation of Klint at the Venice Biennale 2013 is in association with Moderna Museet, the press release states.
‘This year’s Biennale poses questions on how dreams and visions are made represented: ultimately it is an exhibition about the realm of the invisible and the domains of the imagination. In this context Hilma af Klint’s work will appear as absolutely central to initiate an inquiry into the many ways in which images have been used to organize knowledge and shape our experience of the world.’ says this year’s curator of the biennale, Massimiliano Gioni, explaining his reasons for including Klint at the Central Pavillion. The pavillion is part of the main exhibition at the Venice Biennale.
In conjunction with this event, Moderna Museet will publish the book The Legacy of Hilma af Klint: Nine Contemporary Responses. The book relates Klint to nine contemporary artists through previously unknown notes written by Klint herself. These artists are Cecilia Edefalk, Karl Holmqvist, Eva Löfdahl, Helen Mirra, Rebecca Quaytman, Amy Sillman, Fredrik Söderberg, Sophie Tottie and Christine Ödlund.
‘The time has come for Hilma af Klint. Now she is presented to the broader public, and young, contemporary artists are being inspired by her vision,’ says Daniel Birnbaum, director of Moderna Museet, who also writes the introduction to the book.
The book The Legacy of Hilma af Klint: Nine Contemporary Responses is published by Moderna Museet and Koenig Books, and will be launched at the opening of the Venice Biennale 29-31 May.