Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera from the Jacques and Natasha Gelman collection
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
25 June – 9 October 2016
Exhibition presents 33 artworks from the collection of Jacques and Natasha Gelman, including self-portrait paintings and drawings by Frida Kahlo, and major examples of Diego Rivera’s canvas paintings. Alongside these works are over 50 photographs by figures such as Edward Weston, Lola Alvarez Bravo and Frida’s father, Guillermo Kahlo, which provide insights into the artists’ worlds and their intriguing relationship.
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Frida Kahlo: Art, Garden, Life
New York Botanical Garden
16 May – 1 November 2015
Focuses on 14 of Kahlo’s late-career floral still-lifes and features a series of plantings inspired by her garden at the Casa Azul in Mexico City.
Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo in Detroit
Detroit Institute of Arts
Focuses on the couple’s work in the 1930s boom-town motor-city and Kahlo’s increasing adoption of traditional Mexican dress and symbolism in her work as a reaction against the American city’s elite. Around 70 works are on display, including eight of Rivera’s preparatory drawings for his Detroit Industry mural, and 23 pieces by Kahlo.
Accompanied by a substantial exhibition catalogue
Exhibition closes: 12 July 2015
Frida Kahlo, Scudiere del Quirinale, Rome, 20 March – 13 July 2014. Exhibition incorporating major paintings by Kahlo alongside photographs of the artist (taken mainly in the 1940s) and focussing especially on the theme of ‘self-depiction’ both in the form of traditional self-portraits and in the development of the Kahlo iconography and ‘legend’. Both the exhibition and the accompanying catalogue are by Helga Prignitz-Poda, one of the three authors of the Kahlo catalogue raisonne published in 1988.
Frida Kahlo: Her Photos, Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach, California, 15 March – 8 June 2014. Selection made by leading Mexican photographer and historian Pablo Ortiz Monasterio, of some 257 photographs from the extensive archive (6,500 items) held in the Blue House in Mexico City. Both Kahlo’s father and maternal grandmother were professional photographers and she was herself a collector of nineteenth-century photographs, which she used and manipulated as working tools to inspire her own art. The exhibition is divided into six thematic sections: Kahlo’s parents; the Blue House; her crippled body; Frida’ loves; political struggle; and Diego’s gaze, and includes works by other photographers such as Man Ray, Tina Modotti, and Lola and Manuel Álvarez Bravo.