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"Frida Kahlo - Her Photos" in Prague

15 October 2021 | 16 January 2022

The exhibition presents 241 images that have been preserved in the extensive archive of the Casa Azul (Blue House) and have been completely unknown until recently. They are now organized and divided into six thematic sections. The exhibition does not want to illustrate Kahlo’s chronological biography, but rather to show parts of her personal history, of the country and times in which she lived.

The  selected photographs are organized into six main subjects: the origins, the Blue House, politics, revolution, Diego Rivera, Frida's broken body, and Frida's loves and friendships. These historical documents also represent the art and specific perspectives of other artists whose photographs are also part of the collection, such as Man Ray, Martin Munkácsi, Edward Weston, Brassaï, Tina Modotti, or Gisèle Freund whose work has recently been exhibited in Prague. 

These historical documents also represent the art and specific perspectives of other artists whose photographs are also part of the collection, such as Man Ray, Martin Munkácsi, Edward Weston, Brassaï, Tina Modotti, and Gisèle Freund. 

"Frida Kahlo had a very special relationship with photography. Both her father and grandfather were professional photographers, and she herself brought different uses to photography. Among other things, she collected daguerreotypes and postcards from the 19th century, and she kept photographs upon which she put her personal stamp, cutting things out from them, writing dedications on them, and personalizing them as if they were paintings. She gave them to her friends; they were memories of her ancestors; she studied her own appearance in them; and on top of that, they became an important source of inspiration for her paintings." (from the Exhibition web site, see the link below)

Villa Bílek
Colloredo-Mansfeld Palace
House of Photography
František BílekĘžs House in Chýnov
Stone Bell House
Municipal Library of Prague, 2nd floor
Troja Château