Works & Process at the Guggenheim presents the US Premiere of HILMA

Works & Process at the Guggenheim presents the US Premiere of HILMA

Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, presents the U.S. Premiere of HILMA by Benjamin Staern and Mira Bartov with Fredrik and Mette af Klint on Monday and Tuesday, April 15 and 16, 2019 at 7:30pm.

On the occasion of the exhibition Hilma af Klint: Paintings for the Future, see the U.S. Premiere of an opera about Swedish artist Hilma af Klint, inspired by her unique body of spiritual works. Directed by librettist Mira Bartov, HILMAhighlights pivotal moments from af Klint's life, and features costumes by Ulrika Lilliehöök and a set designed by Fredrik Glahns. The cast includes Mette af Klint as the enigmatic Hilma, Fredrik af Klint (a relative of the artist) as Rudolf Steiner and his own grandfather Erik af Klint, and Alma Adolfsson as Hilma's little sister (recorded), Hermina. Composer Benjamin Staern connects tones and timbres with the colors and shapes of af Klint's abstract works. Pianist Stefan Lindgren, violinist Victoria Stjerna, and cellist Andreas Lavothe provide accompaniment.


$45, $40 Guggenheim Members and Friends of Works & Process

Box Office (212) 423-3575 or

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

1071 Fifth Avenue, New York

Lead funding for Works & Process is provided by The Florence Gould Foundation, The Christian Humann Foundation, Mertz-Gilmore Foundation, Stavros Niarchos Foundation, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, and the Evelyn Sharp Foundation, with public funds from the National Endowment for the Arts and New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

Works & Process at the Guggenheim
Described by The New York Times as "an exceptional opportunity to understand something of the creative process," for over 34 years and in over 500 productions, New Yorkers have been able to see, hear, and meet the most acclaimed artists in the world, in an intimate setting unlike any other. Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, has championed new works and offered audiences unprecedented access to generations of leading creators and performers. Most performances take place in the Guggenheim's intimate Frank Lloyd Wright-designed 285-seat Peter B. Lewis Theater. In 2017, Works & Process established a new residency and commissioning program, inviting artists to create new works, made in and for the iconic Guggenheim rotunda.

Photo by Ewa Malmsten Nordell

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