by Nathalie Azoulai
Both abstract and pioneer, Hilma Af Klint’s work remains much more unknown than her male peers such as Kandinsky or Malevitch. Even though French director Olivier Assayas made it an obsessive reference to Kristen Stewart in his last movie, Personal Shopper. Born in 1862 in Sweden, drawn to a spiristic practice, Af Klint had visions until her death, in 1944. And asked for her 1300 paintings and 26 000 pages of notes to be kept secret twenty years after her death. It’s about time to unveil the mystery.