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Kunstmuseum Gehrke-Remund opens Frida Kahlo. Beautiful Minds exhibition

The Kunstmuseum Gehrke-Remund in presents Frida Kahlo. Beautiful Minds, an exhibition on view until September 30th 2012.

Sixteen artists from Luxembourg expose fifty-nine paintings inspired by Frida Kahlo life and work. The works are painted by patients with mental illnesses (schizophrenia, psychosis). Schizophrenic artists stand out in the course of art history; the high intelligence and creativity that are often associated with mental disorders result in unique works of art. The exhibition shows extraordinarily moving paintings of very high quality, and allows to experience art in its most genuine and authentic form. In search of authentic art, with the combination of art and schizophrenia, art lovers have the opportunity to see interpretations of a reality that are otherwise rarely experienced.

Self-Portrait Frida Kahlo

The exhibition “Frida Kahlo: Beautiful Minds” is jointly organized with Centre Kompass in Luxembourg, a non-profit organization that provides care for psychiatric patients through therapy, including artistic activities.
The title of the exhibition “Beautiful Minds” is derived from the Nobel Laureate in Economics John Forbes Nash Jr., who has a lifelong history of schizophrenia and is now doing very well. His story is documented in the book and in the multiple Oscar-winning film “A Beautiful Mind”.
The fifty-nine paintings are for sales, the proceeds of the sales will be given to the artists to support the continuation of their activities.

The Kunstmuseum Gehrke-Remund is a privately owned monographic art museum founded in 2008. The Kunstmuseum exhibits only the works of Frida Kahlo. The objective of the Kunstmuseum Gehrke-Remund is to offer the visitors a complete view of the entire work of the Mexican artist, thus allowing to follow Kahlo’s development, to discover the different phases she goes through in her life: from the very early works to her maturity.
The Vision of the Kunstmuseum Gehrke-Remund is to offer the visitors a unique cultural experience that covers all the senses, and an environment that touches not only the eyes of the visitors, but their minds, and above all their hearts.
Every decision made in the creation of the museum was driven by two elements:
respect for the visitors and respect for the artists.

In addition to exhibit the artworks, the Kunstmuseum Gehrke-Remund shows the cultural and historical environment of Frida Kahlo’s life and times in Mexico: Tehuana Huipiles (blouses) and dresses, jewelry, pre-columbian scupltures, Mexican votive paintings and the entire context in which the artist lived and produced her work. This 360°view of Kahlo’s life and work allows the visitors to totally immerse themselves into the artworks and to better understand the artist and the Mexican history and culture.

Since January 2011 the Kunstmuseum Gehrke-Remund is member of the ICOM (International Council Of Museums), and as such is committed to the code of ethics of the international council.

The founders of the Art Museum are Hans-Jürgen Gehrke and Prof. Dr. Mariella C. Remund. Both are art patrons, collectors and passionate art historians. They have spent over 25 years in executive positions in multinational corporations and academic organizations in Germany, Italy, France, Switzerland, USA, Spain, Mexico, South America and China.

Kunstmuseum Gehrke-Remund GmbH
Industrie Strasse 9a
76532 Baden-Baden, Germany
Tel #: +49 7221 97 11899

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