Frida Kahlo, Her Photos

Frida Kahlo, Her Photos comes from the archive of photographs that belonged to her personally and which were largely unknown. They are now grouped together thematically into six sections by curator and renowned photographer Pablo Ortiz Monasterio. The exhibition does not intend to describe a chronological biography of Kahlo, but rather to exhibit parts of the personal history of an artist, of a country and of a period. It is a photographic collage made up of images that allow us to discover new facets of a key figure of the 20th century.

The significance of these images as historical is undeniable, but they are also respected due to the accomplished photographers included in the exhibition: Lola and Manuel Álvarez Bravo, Brassaï, Tina Modotti, Martin Munkácsi, Man Ray, Pierre Verger and Edward Weston to name just a few.

Frida Kahlo, Sus Fotos viene del acervo personal de la artista y que eran en su mayoría desconocidas. Ahora se agrupan temáticamente en seis secciones por el curador y fotógrafo distinguido, Pablo Ortiz Monasterio. La exhibición no pretende retratar una biografía cronológica, sino exponer retazos de la historia personal de una artista, de un país y de una época. Se trata de un collage fotográfico compuesto por imágenes que, a modo de re-presentaciones, nos permite descubrir facetas nuevas de una personalidad clave del siglo XX.

El valor mismo de las imágenes como testimonios históricos es innegable, pero también lo es por la talla de las lentes que se pueden encontrar en estos muros: Lola y Manuel Álvarez Bravo, Brassaï, Tina Modotti, Martin Munkácsi, Man Ray, Pierre Verger y Edward Weston por citar algunos.

Banner photo: Guillermo Kahlo, Photograph of Frida 1932, © Museo Frida Kahlo

An exhibition by:

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Banco de México, Fiduciary of Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo Museum trust

 

Funded by:

City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events
Chicago Park District
Illinois Arts Council Agency

Official Airline

Friday, April 3, 2020 to Sunday, August 2, 2020