Historical and Philosophical studies > History of Art]
This essay forms part of the catalogue to the first ever solo show of Kahlo's work in the UK. I was invited by Tate Modern to address the changing nature of Kahlo's reputation and impact. I address the role of Frida Kahlo's work and the construction of her persona within contemporary culture as in itself indicative of the complexities of the interaction of the national with the global. I argue that by 2005 Kahlo's life and work had come to represent more than her contribution to the construction of a post-revolutionary Mexican cultural identity. Kahlo had become a phenomenon through which to discuss far wider issues of cultural meaning and importance to twenty-first century creative practice.
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Transnational Art, Mexican Art, Cultural Identity, Latin American Art, Cultural Hybridity
Between 2001 - 2005, she has been working on a joint AHRB funded project on nation and identity, focusing on art and design of India, Mexico and Japan (University of Sussex, Chelsea College of Art & Design and Camberwell College of Arts). This lead to a major book project in collaboration with Toshio Watanabe and Partha Mitter entitled 'Nation, Identity and Modernity: Visual Culture of India, Japan and Mexico, 1860s -1940', forthcoming by Duke University Press (2007/08).
|Your affiliations with UAL:||Research Centres/Networks > Transnational Art Identity and Nation (TrAIN)|
Colleges > Camberwell College of Arts
|Related Websites:||http://www.tate.org.uk/onlineevents/archive/frida_kahlo, http://oaj.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/reprint/14/1/10?ssource=mfc&rss=1|
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|Deposited On:||07 Dec 2009 12:43|
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