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International conference : Frida Kahlo, au-delà des apparences.

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International conference : Frida Kahlo, au-delà des apparences

The exhibition "Frida Kahlo, beyond appearances" currently on display at the Palais Galliera, the Paris Fashion Museum, offers visitors an opportunity to enter the artist's intimacy and understand how she built her identity through the way she presented and represented herself.

The Palais Galliera and Institut Français de la Mode are organising, with the support of Chanel, a conference on February 24th that proposes to revisit the major themes presented in the exhibition: the image of Frida Kahlo nourished by her cultural heritage and her experience of gender and disability, her time in Paris and her relationship with the Surrealist group, the influence of the artist on contemporary fashion.

Speakers from different backgrounds, fashion professionals, curators, designers, writers or philosophers will follow one another during this day. The opportunity to deepen the key themes embodied by Frida Kahlo still as relevant in contemporary times.

The conference will take place on February 24th from 9:30 am to 5:30 pm on IFM campus at 34 Quai d'Austerlitz, 75013 Paris. You can register by clicking on the link below. Subject to availability.


Program of the day:

Frida Kahlo Symposium
Palais Galliera x Institut Français de la Mode

9:45: Foreword
Xavier Romatet, Dean of IFM

10:00-10:20: Introduction
Miren Arzalluz, Curator and Director of Palais Galliera

Session 1: Fashion and Disability

Chair: Miren Arzalluz, Curator and Director of Palais Galliera

10:20-11:00: Keynote ’Phantom Limbs: Frida Kahlo, Disability and Art’ Gannit Ankori, PhD, Henry and Lois Foster Director and Chief Curator, Rose Art Museum and Professor of Fine Arts and Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Brandeis University (40 min)

11:00-11:20 'Fashioning Disability: Curating Frida Kahlo' Circe Henestrosa, Curator and Head of the School of Fashion at Lasalle College of the Arts (20 mins)

11:20-11:40 : Pause café

11:40-12:00: ‘Having a Seat - From Denial to Acceptance Through Fashion

Louise Linderoth, Creative Director, Lou Dehrot (20 min) ,

12:00-12:20: Questions round table with Miren Arzalluz, Curator and Director of Palais Galliera (20 min)

Pause Déjeuner

Session 2: Frida Kahlo in Paris (Session in Spanish, simultaneous translation will be available in English and French)

Chair : Miren Arzalluz, Curator and Director of Palais Galliera

14:00- 14:20: 'Et qu'est-ce que vous avez apporté de Paris, Frida?" Jaime Moreno Villarreal, Writer (20 min)

14:20- 14:40: ’Au fond du cri des solitudes: Frida Kahlo y los surrealistas’ Karla Segura Pantoja, Cergy Paris Université (20 min)

14:40-15:00: Questions and roundtable

Session 3: Mexican Fashion Heritage and Craft

Chair: Circe Henestrosa Curator and Head of the School of Fashion at LASALLE College of the Arts

15:20-15:40: ‘Mexican Fashion Revolution: The Future is Handmade’ Carla Fernández, Creative Director, Case de Soda Carla Fernández (20 min)

15:40-16:00: ‘Preserving Frida Kahlo’s authenticity and revaluing the contribution of women in crafts to societies’ Gabriela Ramos Assistant Director General for the Social and Human Sciences of UNESCO on women in crafts gender equality and social inclusion (20 min)

16.00: Questions and Roundtable

Session 4: Frida as Inspiration

Chair : Emilie Hammen Professor and Director of the CHANEL and 19M Chair in Fashion Savoir-Faire

16:40-17:20: A conversation with Kris Van Assche (40 min)

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