Assen, the Netherlands

»VIVA LA FRIDA!« – the Drents Museum celebrates Frida Kahlo

Exactly one year after its originally scheduled opening, the exhibition »Viva la Frida! The Life and Work of Frida Kahlo« will now be on view from October 10, 2021 to March 27, 2022 at the Drents Museum in Assen, the Netherlands.

October 09, 2021
Frida Kahlo, Die gebrochene Säule, 1944, Öl auf Leinwand auf Masonit, Museo Dolores Olmedo, Mexico City
© 2021 Banco de México, Ciudad de México/ Reproduced with kind permission of the Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes y Literatura, 2021
Frida Kahlo, The broken column, 1944

Frida Kahlo is an icon, one of the most popular painters in the world. A life full of pain and setbacks, her wearing of traditional costume, which was considered inappropriate, her artistic abilities and the two difficult marriages with the admired painter Diego Rivera: Kahlo's life and work, both marked by extraordinary physical as well as emotional pain, fascinate artists, art experts as well as interested audiences.

Frida Kahlo, Henry Ford Hospital, 1932, Öl auf Metall, Museo Dolores Olmedo, Mexico City
© 2021 Banco de México, Ciudad de México/ Reproduced with kind permission of the Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes y Literatura, 2021
Frida Kahlo, Henry Ford Hospital, 1932

»Viva la Frida!« brings together for the first time two of the most comprehensive Kahlo collections in a unique show. Numerous of her symbolic portraits, without question the main motif of the artist, who was often confined to bed for several months after numerous operations, and other works are shown together with photographs and other objects from her life. Among them are clothes, jewelry as well as painted corsets that she had to wear since a devastating bus accident when she was 18 years old, and also her prosthetic leg. They come from the Blue House, Kahlo's birthplace and the current Frida Kahlo Museum.

Bemaltes Gipskorsett, 1944, Gips, medizinischer Verband und Farbe, Museo Frida Kahlo
© 2021 Banco de México Diego Rivera & Frida Kahlo Museums Trust, Mexiko-City / Reproduced with kind permission of the Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes y Literatura, 2021
Painted corset, 1944

The Drents Museum is organizing a broad social program with lectures, podcast contributions, a special event for Día de Muertos on November 02, and an online opening with demonstrations and a virtual walk through the exhibition.Art.Salon

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