Innovation, technology and culture go hand in hand at the “Frida Kahlo. The Experience”an exhibition that reviews the life and work of the famous Mexican painter through an exciting immersive experience and that has been inaugurated this weekend at the Cervantes Palace in Madrid.
The exhibition can be seen at the Cervantes Palace in Madrid
The exhibition takes a journey through the life of one of the most beloved Mexican artists allowing visitors to enter the Kahlo universe through a series of proposals that combine the latest technology with traditional elements.
The tour begins with a walk in Virtual Reality through the garden of the Casa Azul, one of the artist’s favorite locations and where she spent much of her life. It continues with a selection of 38 photographs, divided into seven thematic areas that make reference to known and unknown moments of her life, which allow us to travel from Frida Kahlo’s childhood to her love with Diego Rivera, through her difficult physical condition and suffering after the accident she suffered.
Her passion, her work, her thoughts and her strength to transform her immobility into opportunity can be felt in the immersive experience, made with the videomapping technique, with which the tour of the exhibition dedicated to the iconic artist ends.
The exhibition, organised by Next Exhibition, is curated by Alejandra López and also features a children’s corner where the youngest visitors can recreate the artist’s paintings and drawings, as well as the screening of the documentary Frida Kahlo & Tina Modotti, by Peter Wollen and Laura Mulvey (UK, 1984, 29 min., OV).
The exhibition is a hymn to joy, life and resistance in the face of difficulties and highlights the use of new technologies in it to present a unique universe that envelops the visitor and takes them back to the first half of the 20th century surrounded by parakeets, parrots, monkeys and the colourful flowers of the most international Mexican artist.