Archive for March, 2012

Frida Kahlo (1907-1954) is one of the most well known Mexican artists in the world. Now, for the first time in the U.S., a selection of Kahlo’s personal photographs will be on display, drawing new insight into the artist’s tumultuous personal and professional life. “Frida Kahlo: Her Photos”, inaugurated on February 23, will go through March 25, 2012 at Artisphere – the first and only venue in the United States to present this exhibition.

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Thanks to a recent major gift from Daniel Greenberg and Susan Steinhauser, presenting a complex synthesis of art and politics, “Photography in Mexico” explores Mexico’s diverse and distinctively rich photography tradition from the 1920s until today. Photographies being exhibited include Edward Weston’s “Pirámide del Sol”, Teotihuacán, 1923; Lola Álvarez Bravo’s “Los gorrones”, 1955; Graciela Iturbide’s “Nuestra Señora de las Iguanas”, Juchitan, Oaxaca, Mexico, 1979; and Alejandro Cartagena’s “Fragmented Cities, Juarez #2” from the Suburbia Mexicana series, 2007.

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