The Marvelous Real

"Mi vestido cuelga aquí (My Dress Hangs Here)"

FEMSA Collection, D.R. © 2013 Banco de México Diego Rivera & Frida Kahlo Museums Trust, México D.F. © Reproduction authorized by the Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes y Literatura 2013. Photo: Roberto Ortiz.

The show’s title refers to the spirit of magic realism in Latin American culture. As Cuban writer Alejo Carpentier has said, the marvellous real is “neither beautiful nor ugly; rather, it is amazing because it is strange.” more