The Easel

How six female artists in post-revolutionary Mexico broke down the borders between fine art and design

Mexico’s influence on modern art goes beyond Kahlo and Rivera. Clara Porset was a well-connected designer whose US training was heavily influenced by Bauhaus ideas. Returning to Mexico, she fused those ideas with Mexico’s pre-Colombian geometric aesthetic. Famous names like Anni Albers, Ruth Asawa and others followed her lead. Mexico, says the curator, “has never been an isolated place”.