Frida Kahlo, the renowned and ever present Mexican artist, is the subject of another exhibit, but this time art is combined with technology to provide her followers with an immersive experience in the life and times of the troubled genius.
“Frida Kahlo, an Immersive Biography” makes use of historical photographs, projections and virtual reality experiences to reproduce the environment and circumstances where she created several of her master pieces in Mexico and abroad.
“This is a unique artistic and technological spectacle. Through the use of sophisticated audiovisual devices, visitors will have a multisensory experience that will submerge them in the life and art of Frida,” said Paco López, the exhibit’s producer.
The exhibit includes seven different halls with different transformations where visitors will be able to look into the most relevant moments in the life an artist that dedicated herself to be a social and artistic reference for modern women, and to promote Mexican folk art.
According to López, “we aim to capture all those looking to experience art in a different way… through a combination of technology and the history of a woman who used her life experience to create beauty.”
Born Magdalena Carmen Frida Kahlo y Calderón to a German father and a mestiza mother, she had been a promising student headed for medical school until a bus accident caused her lifelong pain and medical problems. She was 18 at the time of the accident. During her recovery, Frida returned to her childhood interest in art with the idea of becoming an artist.
Kahlo, now the subject of numerous exhibits, only had one solo exhibit in Mexico shortly before her death in 1954. Kahlo’s work has been celebrated internationally as emblematic of Mexican national and indigenous traditions and by feminists for what is seen as its uncompromising depiction of the female experience and form.
“Frida Kahlo, an Immersive Biography,” is the only official exhibit authorized and created by the Frida Kahlo Corporation and renowned Spanish digital arts center Layers of Reality. After a resounding success in Barcelona, Spain, the exhibit starts in Puerto Rico its tour through the United States, Canada and Latin America.
The exhibit at the Pedrín Zorrilla sports center, is open to the public Wednesday thru Sunday, from 11:00am to 8:30pm.
In order to better enjoy the experience, while complying with all safety and health regulations, the public will access the exhibit in groups of no more than 45 people, every 15 minutes. Evidence of Covid -19 vaccination is required and the use of a mask is mandatory while in the exhibit.