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Exhibition "Diego & Frida" in Tbilisi

By Mariam Chanishvili
Thursday, November 1
The exhibition "Diego and Frida - A Smile in the middle of the way” opened on October 30 at Georgian National Museum.

The exhibition shows the personal life of this well-known couple of the 20th century. It was presented in 2002 for the first time was at Diego Rivera and the Frida Kahlo House-Studio Museum. After that, the exhibition travels to different countries.

The expositions make all the key stages of couples relationship visible, as well as their second marriage, proximity to the art world, the last photo of the couple before Frida's death and enable us to get acquainted with this distinctive couple through unique photographs.

The relationship between Diego and Frida lasted for 25 years - from marriage to Fridas' death.

Exposition displays about 100 photographs. Many photographers captured their relationship, including Guillermo Kahlo, Peter Julie, Guillermo Zamora, Nicolas Murray, Edward Weston, Manuel Alvarez Bravo and Juan Guzman.

The debut of brand by Irma Sharikadze - "Irma de Flore" created the installation - "Imaginary Garden", which is dedicated to Frida Kahlo.

Together with the photo exhibition, Sharikadze’s installation was presented for the visitors on October 30.

The exhibition is curated by the Doctor of Art History, Lela Tsitsuashvili, who has curated various important exhibitions.

The event was supported by the Georgian National Museum, the Embassy of the United Mexican States in Georgia and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia.

The exhibition is available for public until November 4.

Frida Kahlo de Rivera was a Mexican artist who painted portraits, self-portraits, and works inspired by the nature and artifacts of Mexico. Inspired by the country's popular culture, she employed a naive folk art style to explore questions of identity, post-colonialism, gender, class, and race in Mexican society.

“I paint self-portraits because I am so often alone, because I am the person I know best,” – a quote by Frida Kahlo.