Frida Kahlo’s Private Life Is on Display in This Photo Exhibit at the Museum of Latin American Art.
Frida Kahlo, Her Photos presents over 200 images from Frida Kahlo’s personal Casa Azul archive in Mexico City.
MOLAA’s featured spring exhibition includes images of Frida, by Frida and for Frida.
Represented here are a wide range of photographs that shed light on a more personal side of Frida’s life, from family photographs, both traditional portraits and candid shots at the Casa Azul, to mementos of pain, love, and the artistic, intellectual and political milieu in which she lived. This selection from the Casa Azul trove also includes images by Lola and Manuel Álvarez Bravo, Man Ray, Tina Modotti, and Edward Weston among others.
“This holding clearly reflects the interests that Frida had throughout her tumultuous life: her family, her fascination with Diego and her other loved ones, the broken body and medical science, her friends and some enemies, the political struggle and art, indigenous communities and the pre‐Columbian past—all shrouded in the great passion she had for Mexico and all things Mexican,” says curator Pablo Ortiz Monasterio, who archived the photos for the exhibit, whittling the number down from the 6,500 left in storage after Kahlo’s death in 1954.
Though Kahlo took many of these photos, several are by her father and grandfather, who were both professional photographers. In the museum’s screening room, the 27-minute documentary Frida Kahlo, Wounded Nature: Living Memory of Certain Days—about the artist’s relationship with Rivera and the last days of her life—plays continuously, a fascinating companion piece to the exhibit.
Read here the complete article by Condé Nast Traveller
Here the link to another interesting article, titled Frida Kahlo's Gaze, by Dave Barton (OC Weekly)
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