Heroes get remembered but icons never die. That includes Frida Kahlo. The Mexican painter is getting her story told through an immersive exposition in Brussels on March 18. If this doesn’t already excite you, wait until you find out Kahlo is also the first woman to get her own immersive exhibition. Talk about keeping up legacy!
More than 60 years after her death, the Mexican artist Frida Kahlo continues to inspire us. Many new age artists have taken after her works, which are now they’re available for everyone to see in a new and diverse setting. ‘Viva Frida Kahlo’ is an immersive exhibition, meaning to show sight of Kahlo’s tragic life and artistic creations. It’ll take place at ‘Viage – Digital Art Creation’ in Brussels. The tickets are already available on their website. With the help of quality video projection, light and acoustic effects, visitors can enjoy a 360° projection from the centre of the room. The exposition also opens an opportunity to admire paintings like ‘Le Cadre’, which you can only gain access to in France. A once in a lifetime chance for true Kahlo fans!
Frida Kahlo is a unique painter who grew up in Coyoacán, Mexico City. Known for her feminist ideologies, the woman was truly an icon for her time. She was born in 1907 and died at a young age in 1954 due to an illness called ‘pulmonary embolism’, a disease where a developed blood cloth blocks blood flow in the lung artery. After getting into a tragic accident in 1925, young Frida developed a passion for painting which was originally born out of boredom while recovering. Her paintings are colorfoul and exotic but also painful and real. She takes inspiration from her own obstacles in life and each year at least one of her powerful portraits goes viral on social media. Her spirit clearly lives on. Viva Frida Kahlo!