A free to view Frida Kahlo show

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Portrait of Diego Rivera, Malu Block and Frida Kahlo (Photo by Carl Van Vechten Collection/Getty Images)
Portrait of Diego Rivera, Malu Block and Frida Kahlo (Photo by Carl Van Vechten Collection/Getty Images)
  • Examine the many faces of the artist by taking a closer look at her life and legacy through her art.
  • Hosted by Google Arts & Culture, the free to view show is made up of four parts.
  • Through the use of paintings, photographs and essays the show works to redefine her impact

Google Arts & Culture is hosting an online Frida Kahlo retrospective exhibition. Titled Faces of Frida, the show is made up of eighteen parts that feature galleries, articles, films and letters from Frida. 

The exhibition is curated in collaboration with Museo Dolores Olmedo, the Mexico City based museum that houses Frida Kahlo’s collection. 

Through an examination of the artist’s paintings, personal portraiture and ephemera, the show looks to challenge myths surrounding her life in order to affirm her impact on contemporary cultural practitioners in art, music, literature, academia and fashion. 

The first biographical exhibition illustrates Kahlo’s life through images of her and the people she encountered throughout her life from as early as her being a toddler to her final moments. 

The first feature, by Frances Borzello argues for why the world needs to deepen its understanding of Kahlo through examining her politics as well as her take on feminism, love, ableism and wellness.  

Delving deeper into her politics, the second feature by historian Alejandro Rosas explores the ways in which Kahlo’s practice grew from the influence of socialism and her Mexican heritage. 

From there onwards the viewer can further immerse themself into Kahlo’s world through:

  • Interactive galleries that unpack the details of her style and process
  • Reading her letters to loved ones  
  • Visual and written testimonies from photographers who worked with her 
  • Virtually going through her wardrobe
  • Touring the houses she lived in 

Click here to view Faces of Frida

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