Claire Wilcox, Co-curator of the exhibition 'Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up' and Gannit Ankori, Professor of Fine Arts at Brandeis University, share their unique perspectives on what this landmark exhibition reveals about Frida Kahlo's life, art, personal belongings and growing influence as a modern icon.
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This audio discussion was recorded at the V&A, introduced by Ana Baeza Ruiz, exhibition Research Assistant, featuring Claire Wilcox, the V&A's Senior Curator of Fashion and Textiles and Co-curator of the exhibition, alongside Gannit Ankori, Professor of Fine Arts at Brandeis University, Massachusetts, and Content Advisor to the exhibition.
We don't know, when we look at images of Frida, whether we're looking at her, or ourselves.
Everybody takes away what they're looking for in this exhibition, through the lens of Frida Kahlo.
It's not just about being Frida Kahlo, it's about being [...], people are moved by this exhibition because it speaks to them about the human condition.
Co-curated by Claire Wilcox and Circe Henestrosa, Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up runs at the V&A South Kensington until 18 November 2018.