Frida Kahlo Exhibition at MALBA Buenos Aires
Frida Kahlo as well as other masters of Mexican Art such as Diego Rivera, David Alfaro Siqueiros and José Clemente Orozco will be exhibited starting this week until February 19 in a show at the Museum of Latin American Art in Buenos Aires (MALBA). “Modern Mexico. Vanguardia y Revolución “, organized together with the National Museum of Art of Mexico, brought to Buenos Aires for the first time 170 pieces of art from more than 60 authors representing different modernist aesthetics that took place in Mexico during the first half of the twentieth century.
The exhibition includes the work “Fulang Chang and I” (1937), by Kahlo, that belongs to the collection of the Museum of Modern Art of New York (MoMA) and that the MALBA received in reciprocity its loan of the work “Abaporu” of Tarsila Do Amaral.
The show also features works by Mexican masters such as Miguel Covarrubias, Saturnino Herrán, María Izquierdo, Agustín Lazo, Rivera, Remedios Varo and Ángel Zárraga, many of whom are exhibited for the first time time in Argentina. The tour through the exhibition is based on “four nuclei that are talking about the different ways that Mexican art had to find its own identity: cosmopolitan modernity, social revolution, popular culture and surreal experiences,” said curator Victoria Giraudo.