Thursday, November 3, 2011
A major photography exhibition presented by the Casa da América Latina, opens today at the Museu da Cidade, in Lisbon.
“Frida Kahlo - As Suas Fotografias” (Frida Kahlo - Her Photos) shows a selection of 257 photos from the 6,500 that are part of Frida Kahlo museum's patrimony.
Curated by Pablo Ortiz Monasterio, the exhibition testifies the importance of photography in Frida's life not only as an exhibition of memories, but also as tool for her artistic career.
Showing a selection of photos from Frida's personal collection, most of them previously unknown, the exhibition is divided in six essential parts: Os Pais: Guillermo e Matilde (The Parents: Guillermo and Matilde); A Casa Azul (The Blue House); O Corpo Acidentado (The Injured Body); Os Amores de Frida (Frida’s Lovers); A Fotografia e a Luta Política (The Photography and the Political Struggle).
This exhibition intends to make the public familiarized with the artist's personal life and her intimacy, as well as offering an idea of what was going on in her country during that time, with all the inherent repercussions on her life, and at the same time inviting the viewer to discover new features of one of the most enigmatic personalities of the 20th century.
Included in the selection of photos, visitors will be able to see photos of Frida Kahlo, taken by famous photographers, namely: Man Ray, Martin Munkácsi, Fritz Henle, Adward Weston, Brassai, Tina Modotti, Pierre Verger, Lola y Manuel Álvarez, among others.
This is the first international exhbition of “Frida Kahlo Sus Fotos," named here in Portugal “Frida Kahlo - As Suas Fotografias” and will be on view at the Pavilhão Preto (Black Pavillion) of the Museu da Cidade, Lisbon, between November 4 and January 29, 2012, Tuesday-Sunday between 10h00 - 13h00 and 14h00 - 18h (until 22h00 on Friday). Closed on Sunday and holidays.
Admission is €3.
Magdalena Carmen Frieda Kahlo y Calderón was born on July 6, 1954 at her parents home, known as La Casa Azul, in Coyoacán, Mexico, and would pass away on July 13, 1954 in the same home.