Frida & Diego Immersive Experience

Explore the breathtaking world of two of Mexico's greatest artists at the forthcoming Frida & Diego Immersive Experience. Peter Gray reports.

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Describing itself as a 360 degree digital art exhibition, Mexican Geniuses: A Frida & Diego Immersive Experience invites visitors to step into the world of two of the 20th centuries most revolutionary and iconic artists, Frida Kahlo, and Diego Riviera.

Dedicated to the legacy of the two renowned artists, Mexican Geniuses features over three hundred art projections ranging from miniature works to monumental pieces by the artists. These works will come alive in a 360-degree digital show, with an enveloping sound system and the most innovative visual technology.

Art lovers will be able to learn more about the lives of the duo and the influence they had on each other while immersing themselves in the pair’s many masterpieces.

Meanwhile, a unique VR experience will transport visitors to Mexico to witness for themselves the unique environment that Riviera and Kahlo grew up in.

“Discover what lies behind the minds of the two revolutionary Mexican painters as you walk through their art: see their world, their life, their dreams, and everything that influenced them, surrounding you in a flurry of sound and colour” says the Fever website about the forthcoming event.

Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera are two of the most iconic artists to come out of Mexico in the last one hundred years. The couple, who continued a tempestuous relationship for many years, were part of a movement in Mexican art which looked longingly at the past for inspiration and transformation.

Nicknamed ‘the elephant’ and the dove’ by her parents, the duo undoubtedly made an unlikely pair, however, their love for each other proved long lasting with the older Riviera proving to be a muse for the younger and more impressionable Kahlo.

Despite a fleeting acquaintance when she was just seventeen and he thirty seven, it was not until several years later that the pair would be reunited in Mexico City where they would marry in 1929. Thus began a cycle of fights, extra-marital affairs and anguish which would eventually lead to their divorce in 1939. The pair were no more successful at divorce, however, and a year later they were remarried.

Mexican Geniuses: A Frida & Diego Immersive Experience will run between the 16th of April and the 5th of June 2022. More information about the event can be found here.

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What: immersive exhibition
When: From April 22
Where: tbc
Website: Mexican Geniuses