“Nothing is absolute, everything is change, everything is movement, everything is revolution, everything flies away and goes away,” Frida Kahlo once explained.
What is certain is that the painter never completely flew away, leaving her imprint anchored in the walls of museums. This fall, the Palais Galliera will host an exhibition in honor of one of the most influential painters of the 20th century.
The exhibition, Frida Kahlo, Beyond Appearances, offers visitors the opportunity to enter the artist’s intimacy, and to understand how she built her identity through the way she presented and represented herself. Over time, she has created a persona through which she has been able to express her identity and political concerns and turn her disability into a strength.
This exhibition brings together over 200 objects from La Casa Azul in Mexico, the house where Frida was born and raised. Her belongings were sealed off when the artist died in 1954 by her husband, Mexican muralist Diego Rivera, and were rediscovered many years later in 2004. Visitors will also have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the world of Surrealism, as she was a great friend of André Breton, leader of this movement. The Palais Galliera also highlights her relationship with this avant-garde movement. The visit continues with a capsule exhibition, presented from September 15, 2022 to January 2, 2023, which will address the influence of the artist on contemporary fashion and how she was and will remain an eternal muse for many designers, such as: Alexander McQueen, Jean Paul Gaultier, Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel, Riccardo Tisci for Givenchy, Maria Grazia Chiuri for Dior, and Rei Kawakubo for Comme des Garçons.
The exhibition, Frida Kahlo, Beyond Appearances, will be held from September 15, 2022 to March 5, 2023 at the Palais Galliera, Musée de la Mode de la Ville de Paris, 10, Avenue Pierre I de Serbie, 750016.
Flora di Carlo