The legendary Mexican artist Frida Kahlo will be honored in Venezuela this week, celebrating 109 years of her work. The exhibit Siempre Frida will be featured in Caracas, along with the work of 50 women who were inspired by the artist.
It will also be a celebration of her 109th birthday. Kahlo is viewed as a symbol of feminine strength and creativity. “Because she was a woman who overcame the difficulties and never stopped creating. She was a person who fought for her and her society. And then, somehow, it’s easy to identify with her as a woman and as an artist in the middle of difficult times like in Venezuela,” curator of the exhibit Mirela Soto told Reuters.
All of the women featured in the exhibit are from Venezuela and their work will be displayed at the Florida Art Gallery in Caracas, Venezuela until August 20. Admission is free.