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Hilma af Klint and the occult milieu in turn-of-the-century Sweden
The Swedish artist Hilma af Klint (1862–1944) has been called a pioneer of abstraction, and claimed her radical art was channeled from the spirit world. The talk offers a guided tour through the occult milieu she was part of in Sweden. We will encounter occultist monarchs, an alchemist playwright, poets receiving verses from the dead, and many other significant figures of the period’s cultural life, including several who were close to the enigmatic Hilma. By taking a deep dive into the local esoteric-artistic pond in which she swam, we will gain a fuller understanding of her work and its symbolism.
Dr. Per Faxneld is the author of Satanic Feminism (Oxford University Press, 2017) and several other books (among them a book on Hilma af Klint and the Swedish occult milieu c. 1900). He has published extensively on art and esotericism, lecturing and writing for museums across the world.