Arken Museum of Modern Art

Frida Kahlo

07 Dec 2013 - 12 Jan 2014

A Life In Art
7 September 2013 - 12 January 2014

Frida Kahlo (1907-1954) is an outstanding artist and a passionate power woman. Strong and independent, she is an inspirational role model. The exhibition offers a look at Kahlo’s oeuvre through a number of her most iconic self-portraits, drawings, pages from her diary as well as jewelry and dresses from her time. The works reflect her tragic life, embracing a horrible traffic accident and countless surgeries, tormented love for the artist Diego Rivera, affairs with both men and women, miscarriages and childlessness, as well as political activism.

Kahlo speaks to all of us
Kahlo knows how to stage herself. In this, she is a pioneer. Her work effortlessly raises such existential questions as, “Who am I?” and “What shapes me?” Her art in that way mirrors something in all of us. Kahlo’s gaze staring out from her self-portraits has so much presence and intensity that we cannot help but feel a connection with her. Staging the beautiful and the ugly, the personal and the universal, she reaches out to us.

Movie screening
During the exhibition the Hollywood movie Frida and the documentary The Life and Times of Frida Kahlo are screening. Frida has Danish subtitles and The Life and Times of Frida Kahlo is in English without subtitles. The screenings are subject to other events.

Tags: Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera