Graduation show 2015

Johanne Helga Heiberg Johansen
Dear Frida

The project, Dear Frida is a fictional exchange of letters between the Mexican painter Frida Kahlo and a young artist who has just become a mother. Through letters and drawings, we gain insight into the young woman’s trivial everyday life, where looking after a child and doing chores swallow up the energy and creativity she should be using to make art. This work thematises the tall claims of success facing modern women at home and in the workplace, and points out the therapeutic potential of fiction.