Wednesday - Jul 17, 2019

Exhibition in Mexico portrays Diego and Frida’s intimate lives

by the El Reportero’s wire services

The exhibit Correspondencias portrays today a reflection on the intimate lives of Mexican plastic artists Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo.

Documents, photographs, videos and audio materials, most of them little known and some of them unprecedented, are part of the 155 pieces of the exhibit at the House-Studio of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera in Mexico City.

The exhibit is titled Correspondence: Archives and Collections of the CENEDIAP (National Center for Plastic Arts Research, Documentation and Information), a statement by the Secretariat of Culture said.

The exhibit is divided into four topical categories: Training and Work, Power and Politics, Love and Friendship, Disease and Death. For the first time, many photographs and documents about their personal lives will be available to see.

The collection includes a 12-page letter written by Frida to Diego revealing her true personality and way of talking, as well as an audio recording in which Rivera discusses about the artist’s social role.

The oldest document of the exhibit is a picture of Diego as a kid, dating back to 1890.

Among the letters, there is one written by Diego to his children asking them to have his ashes together with Frida’s.

Large security detail readies for Cannes Film Festival

A large security detail readies today ahead of the 69th edition of the Cannes International Film Festival, which starts May 11 in the Mediterranean city.

French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve told media outlets there would be an exceptional mobilization with several hundred police officers deployed to ensure the security of the event that takes place at a high-risk moment, six months after the terror attacks that killed 130 people in Paris.

A team of bomb experts will carry out daily inspections and controls.

The Festival has also hired about 400 private security agents, who will watch the access to the building and the popular red carpet, along which actors and filmmakers will parade.

Twenty movies will compete for the Palm D’Or prize until May 22nd, including Brazilian Aquarius by director Kleber Mendonça Filho. This edition will pay tribute to U.S. actor Robert de Niro with a special screening of the film Hands of Stone.

Music and dancing in Carnival Joy for Life in Nicaragua

More than 80 troupes and six thousand dancers animated the 15th edition of the Carnival Joy for Life, held in the Avenida Bolivar Chávez of this capital.

The cultural event, dedicated last night to the Father of Modernism, Rubén Darío, in the centenary year of his death, delighted about 30,000 spectators, who enjoyed music, dances and costumes from all regions of the country.

The mayor of Managua, Daysi Torres, stressed the importance of Carnival, as well as advice from Italian Fabrizio Galli, who contributed to the development of the floats that were part of the parade.

Highlighting that the appointment had the support of the district capital and the backing of President Daniel Ortega, Torres said that this year the bleachers were expanded so that more families could appreciate the show.

The carnival was held in peace, unity and harmony. We are enjoying an event with 15 years of tradition, lots of color and creativity, said for his part the Secretary of the City Council, Reyna Rueda.