Cycle, Portal, Path
The group exhibition Cycle, Portal, Path explores the traces of the work of Swedish artist Hilma af Klint (1863 - 1944) in contemporary art. Many aspects of her practice, such as her cyclical approach, inspiration from nature, fascination with technology and search for an abstract visual language, can be found in the work of artists today. In diverse forms, from meditative drawings to performances and from life-size canvases to sculptures, this group of makers from different generations explore new technologies, fascinations with the supernatural and the connection between the microcosm and macrocosm.
Directly or indirectly, these artists relate to ecological, spiritual and technological issues, which could also be found in Hilma af Klint's work a hundred years earlier. What makes her work today so urgent? Using the three sub-themes Cycle, Portal and Path, Hilma af Klint's work is placed in a broad contemporary context and questioned.
The exhibition takes place in conversation with the Kunstmuseum Den Haag and KM21, where the exhibitions Hilma af Klint and Piet Mondrian: Forms of Life and Tai Shani are taking place simultaneously. An extensive context programme will be organised together with the Kunstmuseum and KM21.