World premiere: Viva Frida Kahlo – Immersive Experience

The first museum for immersive art in Switzerland is opening with a world premiere: Viva Frida Kahlo – Immersive Experience. The preparations for this immersive enactment of the life and work of Frida Kahlo have been two years in the making. The exhibition will be unveiled on 22 September at the new Lichthalle MAAG in Zurich. It will be the first time that the life and work of the iconic Mexican artist will be presented in an immersive format outside of Mexico.

Kahlo’s expressive paintings, with their accessible symbolism and colourful, exotic plants and animals, as well as her powerful self-portraits, are the perfect templates for an immersive presentation with video projections and light and sound effects. Visitors will experience Frida Kahlo’s life and work on a completely new level via panoramic projection.

“Viva Frida Kahlo – Immersive Experience” offers an insight into the tragic life of the Mexican artist and her creations. Her pictures come to life in the projections, while a voice-over playing the role of Frida Kahlo comments on the events and a specially composed soundtrack paints the presentation's acoustic background. The new Lichthalle MAAG uses high-performance projectors to project images onto walls, columns, ceilings and floors up to 10 metres tall and 34 metres wide, making for a breath-taking 360° experience.

Viva Frida Kahlo – Immersive Experience

Date/venue: 22.09.2021–02.01.2022, Lichthalle MAAG, Zurich, Switzerland

More information: www.vivafridakahlo.com

Contact:

MAAG Music & Arts AG, PR & Communications

Christoph Rüdt

christoph.ruedt@bmaag.ch

Keywords Switzerland-museum-culture-MAAG Music & Arts AG

Region
Europe, EU, NATO

Category
Culture

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