Clothing, jewellery, medicines and other personal items belonging to Frida Kahlo are on display at the Victoria & Albert Museum. Frida Kahlo: Making Herself Up explores how Kahlo constructed her identity through objects, more than 200 of which were found at her home, The Blue House.
The objects were discovered in 2004, 50 years after they were sealed in there by her husband Diego Rivera following her death in 1954. Included are 22 colourful Tehuana garments, hand-painted corsets and prosthetics as well as her eyebrow pencil ‘Ebony’, still in its original packaging. This is the first time the items have been seen outside Mexico. The exhibition is on now until 4 November 2018.
[Main image: Frida Kahlo with Olmec figurine, 1939. Courtesy of the Nickolas Muray Photo Archives].
Six years after co-founding Assemble, Pino Demaio has decided to resign from his role as Director. Pino remains focused on his strategic design practice, Local Peoples, and his editorial interests through Matters Journal
Australians Laura Castagnini and Megan Wong moved to London four years ago to pursue their passions: contemporary art and political activism. Between feminist art history and human rights law, this is a couple whose shared life is dedicated to shifting culture. We visit their home in Camberwell, close to radical art spaces, farmers' markets and tiny green parks
At the 16th Venice Architecture Biennale, no less than three national pavilions examine the walls around nation-states. How complicit is architecture in separating us from each other? Our resident wall critic Amelyn Ng reflects on the architecture of isolationism, and the geopolitics of walls