Photo exhibition on Frida Kahlo opens in Bologna that re-creates environments, clothes and jewelry of the artist

Palazzo Belloni in Bologna presents from Oct. 30 the photo exhibition dedicated to Frida Kahlo that reconstructs environments, clothes and jewelry loved by the famous Mexican artist.

From October 30, 2021 Palazzo Belloni in Bologna hosts Frida Kahlo - The Experience. Ojos que no ven corazón que no siente, an event intended to reveal the most intimate and private gaze of Mexico’s most beloved artist. A Next Exhibition production, curated by Alejandra Lopez, under the patronage of the Embassy of Mexico in Italy, the Consulate of Mexico in Bologna and the Emilia-Romagna Region, organized by Next Exhibition in collaboration with December Sevens Duemila and Teatro EuropAuditorium.
Rooms, clothes and jewelry beloved by Frida Kahlo are reconstructed in the historic rooms of Palazzo Belloni, immersing the public in a realistic dimension of the artist’s and woman’s life.

The exhibition presents Frida’s life characterized by a difficult physical condition and at the same time by her strong ability to react and resilience in the face of adversity. The artist was able to transform her immobility into opportunity and her suffering into an energy that made her immortal.

The exhibition explores all stages of the artist’s life through a unique selection of photographs: her childhood, followed by her youth where she manifested her rebellion by dressing in men’s clothes, her encounter with the love of her life, the artist Diego Rivera, until her death. It is on her relationship with Rivera that the documentary by Sky Arte, the exhibition’s media partner, entitled Artists in Love, focuses.

It will also feature reconstructions of environments dear to the artist’s heart: the bedroom and studio of Casa Azul.

The setting is completed with the display of clothes and jewelry and reproductions of what Frida wore. The painter expressed herself through ethnic and tribal-inspired accessories and colorful clothing: this had an essential function in the construction and care of the artist’s image and was adapted to her needs; highlighted are the long, characteristic skirts that Frida used to cover her right leg, which was thinner than her left due to the polio she contracted when she was six years old.

Finally, there are a number of multimedia projections within the exhibition that engage the visitor in Frida’s world.

Alejandra López, who for ten years has coordinated the registration of the collections, the creation of temporary exhibitions and the restoration activities of Frida’s legacy at Casa Azul, explains, “The exhibition is a visual selection of important moments in Frida Kahlo’s life. It is very inspiring to appreciate the different phases of her life, revealing information about her personal care, the intimacy of friendly encounters, masterfully captured by famous photographers, as well as iconic moments in the history of Mexico.”

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The event will be open to the public on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 2 to 6 p.m.; Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Special openings Nov. 1, Dec. 8, Jan. 6 and Feb. 14. Closed Dec. 24 from 2 p.m., Dec. 25 and 26, Jan. 1.

Tickets: Full 14 euros, reduced 12 euros for over 65s, under 12s, affiliated partners and university students; open ticket 16 euros. Free for under 6 years old.

Photo exhibition on Frida Kahlo opens in Bologna that re-creates environments, clothes and jewelry of the artist
Photo exhibition on Frida Kahlo opens in Bologna that re-creates environments, clothes and jewelry of the artist