“Frida Kahlo: Appearances Can Be Deceiving” at the Brooklyn Museum, is one of the four exhibitions not to be missed in New York this weekend.
It’s a detailed look at Frida Kahlo’s life and work revealing over 100 of her personal objects which were locked away in her bathroom for 50 years after her death in 1954.
Items include pre-colonial jewellery and traditional Tehuana clothing are used by the Mexican artist Kahlo’s image to reflect her political beliefs and culture, and deal with physical disabilities from a traffic accident in 1925.
According to the Art newspaper writer one of ‘the most poignant objects is a hand-painted plaster corset Kahlo made in 1944, which depicts her spine as a broken column surrounded by flowers and fruit.’ Other works by Kahlo, such as her piercing self-portraits, photographs of her by Edward Weston and Manuel Álvarez Bravo and Mesoamerican objects from the museum’s collection that are similar to objects that inspired her, round out the story.
Other exhibitions in Milan:
‘Nordic Impressions: Contemporary Art from Aland, Denmark, Finland, Greenland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden’ is on show at Scandinavia House runs till June 8, 2019 and is free.
Lucio Fontana’s “Spatial Environment” (on at El Museo del Barrio) and “On the Threshold” (at the Met Breuer, The Metropolitan Museum of Art) runs till April 14, 2019 at.