One of the most important artists in Mexican culture is none other than Frida Kahlo. She was best known for her amazingly colored self-portraits. They often included creative commentary on some of the things she was dealing with in life. Including themes of identity, the human body, and death. She is recognized as a feminist icon as her work also portrayed themes of abortion, miscarriage, birth, and breastfeeding to list a few. She has been featured in films, including being included in Disney/Pixar’s Coco.
The commentary in her life and artwork is still very relevant today. Now Lighthouse Immersive is bringing her work to life in partnership with Fundación Familia Kahlo. The Immersive Frida Kahlo: Her Life. Her Love. Her Art exhibit is touring the United States. Here patrons will be able to experience her life and artwork in a brilliant, unique way.
Here is more information about the Immersive Frida Kahlo exhibit:
On the heels of its critically acclaimed blockbuster Immersive Van Gogh, the Lighthouse Immersive team set their sights on the art and life of Frida Kahlo (1907-1954), the beloved 20th century Mexican artist best known for compelling self-portraits and radiant pieces inspired by her life in her native country of Mexico. The Immersive Frida Kahlo exhibition features some of the artist’s best-known works “brought to life” by the world-renowned master of digital art, Italy’s Massimiliano Siccardi, again accompanied by composer Luca Longobaridi’s resonant score. Vittorio Guidotti is the Art Director. A brilliant, bold and uncompromising painter, Kahlo’s work is globally recognized for its raw emotional vitality, vibrant color work and unflinching intimacy. Immersive Frida Kahlo is slated to arrive in nine cities in 2022.
To learn more about the exhibit, LRM Online‘s Emmanuel Gomez spoke with Vicente Fusco. He is the associate producer for Immersive Frida Kahlo. Having worked on a variety of exhibits and shows around the globe. He shares with us what makes this exhibit so special and he even gives us tips on how we can enjoy the exhibit as its fullest. Fusco tells us what Kahlo’s life and work means to him and his experience working with the family. It was a great chat that you can check out down below!
Immersive Frida Kahlo will open in San Francisco from March 12 – June 11. The installation will premiere at the Lighthouse ArtSpace San Francisco at SVN West 10 S. Van Ness Ave.