Hilma af Klint - The Swan, No. 17, Group IX/SUW, The SUW/UW Series, 1915 (c) Courtesy Stiftelsen Hilma af Klints Verk. Foto: Albin Dahlström/Moderna Museet

August 2014

Hilma af Klint — A Pioneer of Abstraction

  • A woman who revolutionised our understanding of history, Hilma af Klint (1862–1944) created her abstract works in the early 20th century, years before the emergence of Kandinsky and Malevich, both credited as the pioneers of non-figurative art. However, in her will, af Klint stipulated that her works had to be shielded from the public gaze, motivated by her firm belief that they could only be truly understood by future generations.

    It was not until Stockholm’s Moderna museet’s smash hit exhibition of 2013 that the artist, a true visionary with ideas dramatically ahead of her time, emerged into the world’s consciousness. Now, this most extensive exhibition of af Klint’s works will be on display at Kunsthalle Helsinki’s Helsinki Festival exhibition.


    In co-operation with:


    Exhibition organized by:
    Moderna Museet

  • Kunsthalle Helsinki

    Nervanderinkatu 3


    No disabled parking.

    Disabled access: Accessible entrance via the inner courtyard at Ainonkatu 3.

    Disabled toilet.

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    Buggies and baby carriers available on loan from the box office.

  • Tickets are sold in Kunsthalle Helsinki.

Sat 16.8. - Sun 28.9.

Tue, Thu, Fri 11-18
Wed 11-20
Sat-Sun 11-17
Mon closed

Tickets including service fees starting from

12 / 8 €
Free entrance for under 18-year-olds
S group benefit 2 €