“Hilma af Klint meets Ceija Stojka”
In connection with “Minima Docta”, a platform for social debate and for documentary film organised by the Luca School of Arts, the Museum voor Schone Kunsten will hold a seminar presenting the correlations between Ceija Stojka and Hilma af Klint.
Quote from the homepage of Museum voor Schone Kunsten (translated from Dutch) :
The Swedish artist Hilma af Klint (1862-1944) is today considered as one of the pioneers in Western abstract art, along with Mondrian, Malevitch and Kandinsky. It would take a long time before she was included in the history of abstract art. Hilma af Klint wished that her abstract works would be publicly shown only twenty years after her death.
The works by the Austrian artist Ceija Stojka (1913-2013) were also recognised with a great delay in time. She was a gypsy, and survived three concentration camps. Later in life, she processed her experiences through autobiographical writings and paintings. In 2014, one year after her death, her works were displayed in Berlin during a great retrospective exhibition.
Both artists are represented at the seminar by persons closely involved in the unravelling of their art works.
– Johan af Klint, grand nephew to Hilma af Klint, and executive member of the Hilma af Klint Foundation
– Iris Müller-Westermann, currently director of the Moderna Museet in Malmö, and former curator of the retrospective exhibition about Hilma af Klint held in 2013 at the Moderna Museet in Stockholm, and which travelled further to Berlin and Malaga
– Karen Berger, who was in charge of the publishing of Ceija Stojka’s autobiographical writings, and who has produced a documentary film about her life and her works
Address : Museum voor Schone Kunsten | via de Hofbouwlaan 28 | 9000 Ghent | Belgium
Date and time : Tuesday October 30 2018 at 6.30pm
Entrance fee : Free of charge
Link to the seminar :