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to mark Mental Health AWARENESS Week, we will be watching Beyond the Visible: Hilma af Klint by Hali

Mental Health Awareness Week runs from Monday 10 May to Sunday 16 May 2021. This year, join the fight for mental health.

During this pandemic, millions of us have experienced a mental health problem, or seen a loved one struggle. And we’ve seen that the support we all need just isn’t out there.

For them, for us and for you – we must take this chance to step up the fight for mental health. That means fighting for change, for fairness, for respect and for life-changing support.

The theme for the 2021 Mental Health Awareness Week is nature. 

For #MHAW, the Birds Eye View Team will be watching a film a day.

Today’s film, chosen by Tom Symmons, one of the BEV team, is Beyond the Visible – Hilma af Klint (2019)

Beyond the Visible – Hilma af Klint

Directed by Halina Dyrschka

In her Stockholm studio, Hilma af Klint created 193 breathtaking abstract paintings long before Kandinsky (the supposed pioneer of abstract art) ever dreamed of it.

Beyond the VisibleHilma af Klint” documents the life of visionary abstract artist and mystic Hilma af Klint. Way ahead of her time, Klint has until recently mostly been ignored by the art world because she’s a woman in a male-dominated culture and early on she decreed that her art would never be sold.

Hilma af Klint was an abstract artist before the term existed, a visionary, trailblazing figure who, inspired by spiritualism, modern science, and the riches of the natural world around her, began in 1906 to reel out a series of huge, colourful, sensual, strange works without precedent in painting.

The subject of a recent smash retrospective at the Guggenheim Museum, af Klint was for years an all-but-forgotten figure in art historical discourse.

Her work inspired some most celebrated contemporary artists like Josef Albers, Paul Klee, Cy Twombly, Andy Warhol, Mondrian, Kandinsky…

CLICK HERE TO SEE WHERE TO WATCH

93 MINS, GERMANY, 2020, DIGITAL, SUBTITLED

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