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14 Junio, 2007 

MARCO Presents Frida Kahlo Exhibition

MONTERREY, Mexico--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Monterrey, MARCO, presents, within the framework of the Monterrey 2007 Universal Forum of Cultures, the first exhibition in Monterrey devoted entirely to Frida Kahlo. The exhibition will be inaugurated on Thursday, August 30, 2007.

The show is a selection of works produced in the first half of the 20th century by the Coyoacán, Mexican-born and buried artist, ranging from drawings made at age 19, after having suffered the accident that marked her life and work, to some of her last oils in which she dramatically depicted her interaction with the world around her. It also features photographs of Frida as a child, teenager, and woman, with some capturing her surrounded by glamour and others exposing her as all too human.

The inclusion of pieces from the Instituto Tlaxcalteca de Cultura, the Museo de Arte Moderno, the Museo Dolores Olmedo, the Banco Nacional de México, and the FEMSA Collection, as well as private collectors, creates an exhibition that places the spectator within the reach of the artist’s emotional universe.

Recurrent themes in her work include Mexican-ness, women’s resilience and the vindication of women, and her own psyche. Categorized as a surrealist by André Breton, Frida’s art is a true reflection of her personality, which led her to keenly bask in both joy and suffering. It is perhaps her signature way of expressing herself against the social mores of the time, her courage admired by many and imitated by so few, which imposes on Frida the mantle of exceptional figure, object of unending fascination.

MEMBERS-ONLY OPENING: Thursday, August 30, 2007, 8:30 pm.

OPENING TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC: Friday, August 31, 2007, 8:30 pm.

MEDIA-ONLY PREVIEW: Thursday, August 30, 2007, 12:00 pm.

HALLS: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11 / Second floor. ON VIEW: September, 2OO7.

TECHNIQUES: Oil, watercolor, charcoal, pencil, and ink on various surfaces, in addition to photography.

NUMBER OF WORKS: More than 50 works of the artist, and more than 50 photographs that had been taken to her along her life.

The El Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Monterrey, MARCO, is one of the leading cultural institutions in Latin America with the objective to promote international contemporary art, enhancing Latin America´s visual arts knowledge. For more information, please visit www.marco.org.mx.