Wed 6 March 2019 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Culture Palace - Habima Square, Tel Aviv,
** IN HEBREW **
Frida Kahlo is one of the most famous and fascinating artists in the history of painting. Her paintings, colors and groundbreaking themes have attracted audiences and researchers for more than half a century.
Her colorful personality created a unique aura around her, even after her death. The lesser known aspect is Kahlo’s connection to fashion and dress.
Kahlo saw her mirror as an inseparable part of her artistic statement, and became one of the most powerful inspirations for the world of design, fashion and culture to this day, and had an influence on characters like Givenshi, Gautier and Madonna.
Pain, beauty, disability, feminism and power are intertwined in the heart of Frida Kahlo’s story and clothes. Through the textures, colors, clothing, jewels, subversive feminism, and concepts that were ahead of their time in decades, fashion curator and historian Yaara Kedar embarked on a journey following one of the most fascinating figures in the history of art.
Yaara Keidar is a curator and fashion historian, a lecturer at NYU. In the past year she has curated the exhibition “Zeh Tam, Ronit Elkabetz” at the Design Museum Holon, and the Walk of Art shoe exhibition in New York and San Francisco. She holds a master’s degree with honors from New York University in research and history of fashion, Shenkar graduated with honors in the fashion design department. She specialized for two years at the Met Museum’s Costume Institute and the FIT Fashion Museum. In recent years Kedar has lectured at museums such as the Jewish Museum in New York and San Francisco, and more.