Friday 6 November 2020, 7-8pm
We love Hilma af Klint, the Swedish artist who preceded the likes of Kandinsky, Mondrian and Warhol with her vast abstract paintings. She has only recently gained the proper recognition she deserves, in part thanks to a major retrospective that opened at the Moderna Museet in Stockholm in 2013 with subsequent stints at the Serpentine Gallery in 2016 and the Guggenheim, New York last year. This Friday evening there’s the chance to hear the exhibition’s original curator, Iris Müller-Westermann in conversation with Halina Dyrschka, director of a new documentary on the artist, Beyond the Visible: Hilma af Klint. Sign up here to join the free Facebook Live that runs from 7-8pm and recalls the origins of the discovery of Hilma af Klint and the process of bringing her work into the public sphere. Afterwards, join a virtual screening of the documentary here.
And tonight will be the (virtual) UK premier of a When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit, a new adaption from Oscar-winning filmmaker Caroline Link. Judith Kerr sadly passed away last May, but we’re pleased to hear the films gets the seal of approval from the author’s son, Matthew Kneale. You can watch the trailer here, as well as book tickets to see the film and an interview beforehand with Caroline Link and Matthew Kneale in conversation with Jonathan Freedland as part of the UK Jewish Film Festival (5-19 November 2020).