FRIDA KAHLO AND HER VINTAGE ESTHETIC

Prosthetics 1953. Photo: Miguel Tovar

 

 

Frida Kahlo, the feminist muse of S.XX. Her intense and unfortunate life contrasts with the energy and expressiveness of her work. The people was cataloged as a surrealist artist, but she did not even label herself. She managed to grant the great Diego Rivera the nickname of "the husband of ..." This timeless muse still gives much to speak 62 years after his death. Her personal style is a reference in popular culture and the Museum Frida Kahlo has taken advantage of this characteristic aesthetic to pay homage.

 

 

View of the room 2. Photo: Miguel Tovar

 

 

The exhibition "The appearances deceive: Frida Kahlo’s dresses" is the first exhibition exhibited in the artist's museum about her wardrobe. With this new interpretation, her curator Circe Henestrosa Conoan, has wanted to make the visitor share the full strength of Mexican style. The wardrobe, discovered in 2004 in the artist's bathroom, explore her identity and fosters the visual imagery of traditional clothing.

 

This exhibition has reopened the debate of contemporary fashion since these clothes have inspired the great designers of the most current fashion world. Some of them are Ricardo Tisci or Jean Paul Gaultier. The latter premiered a collection inspired by her in the 1998 titled "Homage to Frida Kahlo"

 

 

Dai Rees. Photo: Miguel Tovar

 

 

Frida's political and cultural convictions have always been in focus, her impulse to revolution and her involvement in the diffusion of Mexican culture are a reference. This exhibition, shows tradition and disability, places them as pillars that have laid the foundations of the new base of popular culture and extol the figure of the artist. Not only can we know the frida revolutionary, but it brings us closer to a more human frida being able to admire her personal and more characteristic objects.

 

 

Givenchy. Photo: Miguel Tovar

 

 

The search for his identity is remarked with the Tetuhana history that showed with her daily attire. Strength and momentum are the nutrients and art his word. The influence he has achieved can only be explained by these small gifts that have left us to all those who we declare ourselves fervent followers. You can enjoy the exhibition until the end of 2016 at the Museum that bears his name in Mexico, if you are in the area do not miss this opportunity.

 

 

 

The CEART opens this Thursday, November 14th in the room A an exhibition dedicated to this master of photography, which will be open to the public until February 9th. The show includes one of the artist's latest projects, focused on the hard work carried out by the miners of Serra Pelada, an open gold mine in the heart of Brazil where employees daily risked their lives.

Immigration, poverty, marginal life, slave labour, man's relationship with the land, the use of natural resources... are issues that have always fascinated Salgado. From the beginning of his career as a photographer, his work has opted to give visibility to the most disadvantaged groups and to create with his images a vivid and impressive visual story without fakes. With a raw black and white, this author's work transits between photo-reportage and naturalistic photography.

And the idea that permeates all his work is human dignity. Salgado portrays employees, miners and gatherers from a purely humanistic approach that wants to value their integrity, their strength and their resilience.

“If you photograph a human, so that he is not represented in a noble way, there is no reason to take the picture. That is my way of seeing things.”

Salgado entered this discipline long after completing his studies in economics between Brazil and the United States, and a doctorate in statistics in France. But in 1973 his life took a turn, and he decided to start his career as a photographer. He achieved to work at the Gamma Agency and Magnum Photos for more than 15 years until in 1994 he founded his own agency “Amazonas Imagen”.

With the “Gold” project, the photographer portrays a harsh reality that takes place in the Serra Pelada mine, a name given to a totally devastated and anarchically excavated mining enclave, the world's largest open-pit gold mine, through which more than 50,000 people have passed. In the heat of the legends about the mysterious “El Dorado”, the enthusiasm for this precious metal led to the development of strenuous exploitation practices for the workers and to originate tales of grief and glory, of human victory and defeat between the soil, the tunnels and the cargo baskets.

The CEART exhibition brings together Salgado's full portfolio in his characteristical black and white and large-format photographs that leave no one indifferent.