Hilma af Klint in The Regent's Park

Experience augmented reality works in The Regent's Park during Frieze Week, presented in collaboration with Acute Art and Stolpe Publishing

in Frieze London & Frieze Masters , News | 14 OCT 22

During Frieze Week in London this October, exactly 160 years after her birth, Hilma af Klint’s artworks come to life along a path through the Regent’s Park’s that connects Frieze London and Frieze Masters. At The Broad Walk, visitors will encounter a selection of 18 virtual versions of af Klint’s paintings, activated via the Acute Art app

This is the first time a Catalogue Raisonné project extends into virtual space in AR and VR. The selection of artworks will also be available on the app globally, so anyone can view af Klint works in their own home.


Hilma af Klint

The Temple (2022) | Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality

The Temple is a new virtual reality experience that invites visitors into the spiritual world of esteemed Swedish artist and mystic, Hilma af Klint.

A devotee of esoteric Christianity and member of several spiritual and occult movements, af Klint dreamt of a spiral-shaped building to house her most important works. Inspired by the teachings of legendary German mystic Christian Rosenkreuz, she wished it to be built on an island in Sweden but the idea never materialised, and the temple remained an imaginary creation – until now. More than a century later, af Klint’s vision has been brought alive through the power of technology in the form of an immersive 360º VR experience that will take visitors on a cosmic journey from the milky way, through enigmatic spirals in nature and into the artist’s most important paintings.

Hilma af Klint (1862 – 1944) is one of Sweden’s most prolific artists, known for her large-scale abstract botanical and occult paintings. Widely regarded as a major artistic innovator and visionary, her 2019 exhibition ‘Paintings For The Future’ was the Guggenheim’s highest-ever attended exhibition in the museum’s history.

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