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"Frida Kahlo, portrait of a life": photographic exhibititon at MAC of Gibellina, Sicily, Italy

08 June 2022 | 30 September 2022

From 8 June to 30 September, the "Ludovico Corrao" Museum of Contemporary Art in Gibellina hosts "Frida Kahlo, portrait of a life", an exhibition created with 150 original photographs that tells the story of life, art, friendships, loves and the historical events of Frida.

The shots were made by some of the greatest photographers of her time, many of whom later became myths of photography: Imogen Cunningham, Edward Weston, Nickolas Muray, Lucienne Bloch, Leo Matiz, NicKolas Muray.

The exhibition is promoted by the Municipality of Gibellina and organized by "Diffusione Italia International Group", curated by Vincenzo Sanfo and Tanino Bonifacio, and will be set up in the "Mario Schifano" rooms.

An exhibition itinerary allowing visitors to immerse themselves and get to know the free and indomitable personality of a woman who has found in painting a form of passionate, visceral story, with strong autobiographical contents. Photographic shots that bring to life the salient moments of the artist's life, between passions and torments that studded the existence of a painter who has become an icon of our time and of that art that sews the wounds and pains of life.
Shots in black and white and some in color narrate the life of Frida from childhood to the meeting with Diego Rivera who changed, for better or for worse, her human and artistic destiny. The photographs taken by his father Guillermo Kahlo, a well-known Mexican photographer, who immortalized his daughter in the private dimension of pain, but also in moments of happiness, surrounded by the most intimate affections will also be exhibited. "It is an extraordinary event for Gibellina - said the mayor Salvatore Sutera - a tribute to Frida Kahlo but also the story of the art history of the twentieth century".


The exhibition will remain open from Tuesday to Sunday, from 9.30 to 13.30 and from 16 to 20.

Other info at the link below.