July 7, 2007

Frida Kahlo retrospective in Mexico City

Elisabeth Malkin writes in the NYTimes: “This year, as Mexico celebrates the centenary of Kahlo’s birth, the largest retrospective ever of her work attempts to look beyond what Mexicans call Fridamania. The result is a rich view of her art and her life, one that broadens the perspective on her career beyond the narrow, cultish view that has at times threatened to obscure her work. For the majority who know Kahlo’s painting only from the movie version of her life or the unmistakable power of her face on a T-shirt, the exhibition that opened here last month at the Palacio de Bellas Artes may come as a surprise.”Read more. Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico through Aug. 19, at Museo Frida Kahlo in Coyoacán through Sept. 30.

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