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Painting by Hilma af Klint

Hilma af Klint, The Ten Largest, No. 9, Old Age, group IV, 1907 © Stiftelsen Hilma af Klints Verk. Photo: Albin Dahlström/Moderna Museet

Hilma af Klint

Artist, Researcher, Medium

4.4 2020 – 21.2 2021


During the spring and summer of 2020, Moderna Museet Malmö will give its visitors an opportunity to become acquainted with the fascinating and ground-breaking Swedish artist Hilma af Klint in a comprehensive presentation. The exhibition will present, among other works, the series “The Ten Largest,” which will be shown in it’s entirety. Please note that all visitors, including children and other groups who have free admission, are required to prebook tickets online in advance.

In 2013, Moderna Museet presented ”Hilma af Klint: Abstract Pioneer”, which became the most visited exhibition of a Swedish artist in the museum’s history. Since then, Hilma af Klint’s work has traveled the world, encountered new audiences, and won new recognition, most recently at the Guggenheim Museum in New York.

Starting on April 4, 2020, a new and comprehensive exhibition with Hilma af Klint (1862–1944) will be on view at Moderna Museet Malmö. The exhibition will include “The Ten Largest”—ten paintings from 1907 in a monumental format and with a color palette that challenged the dominant canon of the day.

The exhibition will feature further works from the series “The Paintings for the Temple” as well as a selection that examines the artist’s research into the natural world and how the visible and invisible worlds are connected. In addition, the extensive exhibition touches on the artist’s own thoughts about her work and its various methods.

In conjunction with the exhibition, a comprehensive catalog will be produced.

Curators: Iris Müller-Westermann and Milena Høgsberg.


A pre-booked ticket is required for admission to the exhibition, also for children and other groups who have free admission. Without a ticket, it is not possible to see the exhibition.

Admission: 120 SEK
Reduced admission: 90 SEK (for seniors and students)

Free admission every Tuesday at 15-17. Please note that these tickets also must be pre-booked. These tickets will be released every Monday at 00.00.

Always free admission for those 18 and under and Friends of Moderna Museet.


A catalogue is published in conjunction with the exhibition with texts by Iris Müller-Westermann, Milena Høgsberg in conversation with Tim Rudbøg, Hedvig Martin, Ernst Peter Fischer and Anne Sophie Jørgensen. The exhibition catalogue is published in two editions, one in Swedish and one in English. Avaliable in the Shop from the opening of the exhibition.

The exhibition is on both floors

Illustrated map of Moderna Museet Malmös two floors
Map of Moderna Museet Malmö


Painting by Hilma af Klint.
Hilma af Klint, The Ten Largest, no. 6, 1907 © Stiftelsen Hilma af Klints Verk. Photo: Albin Dahlström/Moderna Museet
Painting by Hilma af Klint
Hilma af Klint, The Ten Largest, No. 2, Childhood, 1907 © Stiftelsen Hilma af Klints Verk Photo: Albin Dahlström/Moderna Museet

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