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Hilma af Klint – a VR experience: the artist’s vision materalised

The Swedish artist Hilma af Klint (1862–1944) envisioned a spiral-shaped building to house her most important work. The idea never materialised, and the temple remained a creation of the imagination – until now. More than a century later, af Klint’s vision has been translated into a VR experience.

The virtual reality work Hilma af Klint: The Temple is a 12-minute VR experience inspired by the artist’s vision to create a spiritual building to house her most important works. The VR work includes 193 of Hilma af Klint’s paintings in a format that transcends time and space and makes a significant portion of her artistic output available to the public.

The VR experience will premiere during Frieze Art Fair in London and in Paris during Paris+ in the autumn 2022. More exhibits are planned during 2023. Hilma af Klint: The Temple was written by Kurt Almqvist and Daniel Birnbaum and directed by Marika Stolpe. The work was produced by Acute Art and published by Bokförlaget Stolpe in partnership with Axel and Margaret Ax:son Johnson Foundation for Public Benefit. The Creative Director is Rodrigo Marques, and the music was composed by Andrew Sheriff.

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