Spend your afternoons at the Museum, watching films about the amazing lives of some of the female artists that are part of the Women in Abstraction exhibition.

The cycle begins on Friday 21 with a film about a woman who was ahead of her time: Hilma af Klint, a pioneer of abstract art in the early 20th century. On Saturday 22, we will screen a series of short films focusing on 20th-century artists from Europe and the United States. Finally, on Sunday 23, we will visit the Middle East, on the trail of women who sought to renew the language of abstraction from afar.

Friday 21

  • Beyond the Visible: Hilma af Klint (2019, 94 min), directed by Halina Dyrschka. OV with subtitles in Spanish.

Saturday 22

  • Artist Natalia Goncharova, TateShots (2017, 6 min). Courtesy: Tate.
  • Sophie Taeuber-Arp: Modern Master (2021, 5 min). Text by Jennifer Higgie, 2021. Courtesy: Hauser & Wirth.
  • An Introduction to Barbara Hepworth & Barbara Hepworth’s Letters, TateShots, (2015, 5 min). Courtesy: Tate.
  • Retratos: Aurèlia Muñoz (1987, 17 min), directed by Manuel Roglán. OV in Spanish. Courtesy: RTVE.
  • Carmen Herrera, The 100 Years Show (2015, 30 min), directed by Alison Klayman. Source: Alison Klayman.
  • Judy Chicago – “I’m an Artist and a Troublemaker”, TateShots (2017, 6 min). Courtesy: Tate.
  • Art in the Twentieth Century: Mary Heilmann (2009, 6 min). Source: art21.
  • Art in the Twentieth Century: Barbara Kasten. Chicago (2016, 13 min). Source: art21.

Sunday 23

  • Fahrelnissa Zeid – “She Was the East and West”, TateShots (2017, 9 min). Courtesy: Tate.
  • Monir Farmanfarmaian (2017, 55 min), directed by Bahman Kiarostami. Source: Documentary Educational Resources