Nature and Frida’s Bathroom
September 30 – November 1, 2015
Mexico’s Graciela Iturbide (b. 1942) is one of Latin America’s most famous photographers. She is particularly known for images showing the people of her country. However, in her photographs shown at the Helinä Rautavaara Museum there are no people.
Iturbide’s black-and-white images from the Oaxaca Botanical Gardens can be seen as a body of work expressing her personal grief at the death of Manuel Álvarez Bravo, a pioneer of photography in Mexico, who was Iturbide’s teacher. The Natura series also shows Iturbide’s concern for the environment.
The museum is also showing a number of works from the series Frida’s Bathroom, photographs taken in the home of artist Frida Kahlo. The Fragility of Plants, a text by the Mexican poet Fabio Morábito, brings together themes of vulnerability.
The photography exhibition is part of the Mexican Embassy’s Cultural Weeks programme.
In 2015, the annual Day of the Dead gift table has been created to celebrate Nature and the artists Álvarez Bravo and Frida Kahlo.
This exhibition is produced by the Embassy of Mexico.
For more information, please contact:
Ilona Niinikangas, phone (09) 816 314 33
Helinä Rautavaraa Museum
Ahertajantie 5, Espoo
Open Tue 11–18, Wed 11–20, Thu–Fri 11–18, Sat-Sun 11–17.