The incomparable works of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo have captivated audiences with their surrealist brilliance for nearly a century. This year, famed production house Lighthouse Immersive has created a series of immersive installations in cities across North America that will share Kahlo’s visionary magical realism with fans in an unprecedented fashion.
Entitled “Frida: Immersive Dream,” this thrilling exhibition is currently appearing in seven Lighthouse Artspace venues in the U.S. and Canada: in Denver, Houston, Boston, Dallas, Chicago, Toronto, and L.A. The show arrives on the tail of “Immersive Van Gogh,” the groundbreaking multisensory experience that took the world by storm in 2021. Using light, sound, 500,000 cubic feet of projections, and 1.2 million frames of video, Kahlo’s folkloric oeuvres are brought to life as a vivid 360-degree dreamscape.
Over a dozen of Frida Kahlo’s otherworldly visual expressions, from self-portraits to still-life studies, were animated by Italian digital artist Massimiliano Siccardi while an original musical score from composer Luca Longobardi plays in the background. You won’t just find the artist’s cherished paintings dancing in digital form. Historical photographs of Kahlo, her painter husband Diego Rivera, and other important characters in her life are also displayed as part of the installation.
Among the most well-known pieces featured are “The Wounded Deer,” “The Two Fridas,” and “Diego and I,” which fetched a cool $34.9 million last year—a record-breaking sum for a Latin American artist. “Our hope is that viewers will let themselves be penetrated by Frida’s stories,” said SiccardI in a statement about the exhibition, “and in so doing, live vicariously through her.”
Purchase your timed tickets in advance online, which start at around $40 per person. Depending on the city, you’ll have until June 2022 to dive right into “Frida: Immersive Dream”.