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“Frida & Diego: Love & Revolution" at the Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide

24 June 2023 | 17 September 2023

The exhibition is presented as the largest exhibition of Mexican modernism ever seen in Australia. It will include well-known pieces by Frida Kahlo and her husband Rivera as well as pieces by some of their most significant Mexican contemporaries.

It will be the first time in nearly 30 years that Kahlo's artwork has been displayed in Adelaide.

Jacques and Natasha Gelman, who were close friends of the artists and amassed a sizable collection of Mexican modernist art, are the source of the more than 150 works in the ticketed exhibition. They consist of historical clothes, paintings, photographs and works on paper.

One of the best-known images in the exhibition will likely be Diego on My Mind, Kahlo's bold 1943 self portrait that includes an image of Rivera on her forehead.

It also includes works by Manuel and Lola Álvarez Bravo, Miguel Covarrubias, María Izquierdo, Carlos Mérida, David Alfaro Siqueiros, Yasumasa Morimura and others.

In order to create an immersive show that also makes references to Diego's modernist studio and traditional family home La Casa Azul (The Blue House), AGSA is working with architects Grieve Gillett Andersen.

AGSA Director Rhana Devenport ONZM sayd, “Each generation brings a new lens through which to view the phenomenon that is Frida Kahlo. A twenty-first century muse, Kahlo is today revered as a feminist and as a singular political and creative force. "Frida & Diego: Love & Revolution" speaks to the influence and ingenuity of art practice in Mexico and aims to recontextualise the foremost presence of Kahlo within our society today.”

Read here an interesting article about the exhibition.

Click here for a review by The Guardian.

Logistic info at the Gallery website below.