In 2023-2024, first Tate Modern in London from 25 April to 23 September, and after that from 7 October to 25 February 2024 the Kunstmuseum Den Haag present the first pairing of two pioneering modern artists: Hilma af Klint (1862-1944) and Piet Mondrian (1872-1944). The Kunstmuseum Den Haag owns the world’s largest collection of works by Piet Mondrian, one of the icons of abstract art. The Swedish Hilma af Klint was also a pioneer of abstraction in the early twentieth century. Both artists started out as landscape painters and developed a unique visual language. The exhibition shows that, while the two artists never met, their idiosyncratic styles grew out of a shared fascination with spirituality and the desire to understand the forces behind life on Earth. The exhibition offers an opportunity to get to know the colourful and fascinating work of Hilma af Klint, whose oeuvre has become increasingly popular in recent years, and provides new perspectives on the work of Piet Mondrian and the development of abstract art.
The exhibition is organised in a collaboration between Tate Modern in London and Kunstmuseum Den Haag.
Both Marco Pasi, head of the HHP centre, and Hedvig Martin, PhD candidate at the centre, are involved with essays in the catalogue of the exhibition.