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Photos of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera for the first time in India

23 September 2022

The exhibition features 60 copies of the couple's photographs, that have never before been seen in India, to commemorate the 212th anniversary of Mexican Independence.  While these photos are all reprints, the original photographs from this collection are on permanent display at the Museo Casa Estudio Diego Rivera y Frida Kahlo in Mexico.

The show is a joint collaboration between the Embassy of Mexico in India and the National Institute of Fine Arts and Literature (INBAL) of Mexico along with the Museo Casa Estudio Diego Rivera y Frida Kahlo.

Taken by distinguished artists, including Guillermo Kahlo, Guillermo Zamora, Vicente Contreras, and Ernesto Reyes. The photographs reflect important moments in the couple’s marriage, as well as Kahlo’s political activism. 

H.E. Federico Salas, Mexican Ambassador to India says, “On the 212th anniversary of Mexican independence (1810-2022), this exhibition pays homage to two iconic artists of the 20th century Mexico, Frida and Diego, representatives of an era when the country was in the middle of constructing a new and modern national identity 100 years after the independence. This period is now considered one of the most significant junctures in the postcolonial history of Mexico, where art and revolution merged and left behind its legacy in a host of magnificent artworks that continue to define the contemporary Mexican identity.”

The exhibition, is being hosted by Sandeep Kumar Maini — Honorary Consul for Mexico in Bengaluru, and Sandeep & Gitanjali Maini Foundation.

The photographs have been on display since September 11 and will continue till October 10.

Further info and images at the link below.