“Art history has to be rewritten.” This is the quote that piqued director Halina Dyrschka’s desire to create her debut feature film, Beyond the Visible: Hilma af Klint. Its subject is the pioneering abstract female artist, Hilma af Klint, whose name does not appear prominently in art history books, or on the walls of the world’s biggest gallery spaces.
And yet, before Mondrian and Kandinsky, there was af Klint, who was modestly creating her visionary wares from a small Swedish island village, creating some of the earliest examples of what is now termed the abstract expressionist style. Due to her humble nature, and the fact that the art world was and still is dominated by men, her oeuvre and unique style was seemingly forgotten from art history for over ten decades.
Now it’s your turn to re-write art history – we’re handing over the paintbrush and palette to you.
In light of the film’s UK and Ireland release with Modern Films on 9 October, Little White Lies and Modern Films are asking you to create your own Beyond the Visible postcard.
In your own interpretation of af Klint’s abstract style, design a postcard depicting a portrait of Hilma af Klint. Your entry can be landscape or portrait, but must be submitted at standard postcard size (A6).
One winner will receive a copy of the first three volumes of Hilma af Klint’s catalogue raisonne, which are printed in an exclusive edition designed by Patric Leo, a selection of official merchandise, a set of Modern Films DVDs focusing on great artists, including Manifesto, Boom for Real, Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda, Shooting the Mafia, Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché, Show Me the Pictures: The Story of Jim Marshall and Beyond The Visible: Hilma af Klint.
The winning artwork will also be printed on postcards included in the DVD package, and we’ll throw in a copy of Little White Lies magazine and our new book, Paul Thomas Anderson: Masterworks for good measure.
All entries must be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org under the subject line ‘Beyond the Visible creative brief’ by midday GMT on Wednesday 7 October.
You can also send us your entry via Twitter or Instagram by tagging @LWLies, but be sure to email us a hi-res version of your entry as well. Please remember to include your full name so we know who to credit. Good luck!
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Published 25 Sep 2020