THE TEMPLE - Hilma af Klint VR experience 2

Hilma af Klint
VR experience

Monday 10th October to Thursday 13th October
At KOKO Theatre
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We are delighted to host a new Virtual Reality experience premiering at KOKO during Frieze with some exclusive showings of The Temple.

The experience will be shown in the KOKO Theatre in 30 minutes slots on the following days:

Monday 10th October between 11:00 am and 5:30 pm
Tuesday 11th October between 10:00 am and 7:00 pm
Thursday 13th October between 10:00 am and 12:00 pm

The Temple invites visitors into the spiritual world of esteemed Swedish artist and mystic, Hilma af Klint, 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.

A devotee of esoteric Christianity and member of several spiritual and occult movements, af Klint (1862 - 1944) 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 12 minutes 360° VR experience in the main Theatre at KOKO, that will take you on a cosmic journey from the milky way, through enigmatic spirals in nature and into the artist’s most important paintings.

Hilma af Klint – The Temple is produced by world-leaders in art production in VR and AR Acute Art, and released by Stolpe Publishing in collaboration with Frieze and Axel and Margaret Ax:son Johnson Foundation for Public Benefit.

Summer Closures

The Roof Terrace and The Dome are open!

The rest of The House is closed.

Normal hours will resume across The House from Thursday 7th September.

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