|“The EY Exhibit: Wifredo Lam” Sept 14, 2016-Jan 8, 2017 at The Tate Modern|
(Image: 'Self Portrait II', 1938 (detail) by Wifredo Lam
Event Description: “Discover one of the most notable Cuban artists of the twentieth century at this major retrospective - Born in Cuba of mixed heritage, Wifredo Lam (1902 – 1982) pursued a successful artistic career within avant-garde circles on both sides of the Atlantic, and was closely associated with twentieth-century artistic and literary icons such as Pablo Picasso, André Breton, Aimé Césaire, Lucio Fontana and Asger Jorn. His work poetically addresses themes of social injustice, nature and spirituality, and was greeted internationally with both consternation and acclaim. A witness to twentieth-century political upheaval throughout his long career – including the Spanish Civil War and the evacuation of artists and intellectuals from France with the onset of World War II – Lam defined a new and unique way of painting for a post-colonial world. Lam’s work now brings a historical perspective to contemporary issues. This exhibition celebrates Lam’s life and work and confirms his place at the centre of global modernism ...” — Read more: The Tate Modern-Wifredo Lam Exhibit
Entry Details: “Admission to Tate Modern is free, except for special exhibitions. Become a Tate Member or Patron and get free entry to all special exhibitions. Visitors with a disability pay a concessionary rate, and carers' entrance is free. Under 12s go free (up to four per parent or guardian) and family tickets are available (two adults and two children 12–18 years) ... Open Sunday to Thursday 10.00–18.00; Friday to Saturday 10.00–22.00 ...” — Read more: Tate Modern-EntryFor further information: The Tate Modern-Wifredo Lam Exhibit and The Tate Modern. Related Articles: https://repeatingislands.com/2016/09/01/wifredo-lam-the-unlikely-comeback-of-the-cuban-picasso/ and http://www.telegraph.co.uk/art/what-to-see/wifredo-lam-the-unlikely-comeback-of-the-cuban-picasso/.
Wifredo Lam | TateShots – video by Tate