RELATED EVENTSCurators’ Talk / Tour: The EY Exhibition: Wifredo Lam 19 September 2016 with Matthew Gale and 14 November with Katy Wan at 18.30–20.30, (tickets £20, concessions available) 19 September in the Starr Cinema, Tate Modern : / 14 November in the exhibition, Tate Modern on 19 September, curators Matthew Gale will touch upon Lam’s relationships with artists and writers such as Pablo Picasso and André Breton. Wifredo Óscar de la Concepción Lam y Castilla (Chinese: 林飛龍; Jyutping: lam4 fei1lung4; December 8, 1902 – September 11, 1982), better known as Wifredo Lam, was a Cuban artist who sought to portray and revive the enduring Afro-Cuban spirit and culture. "Wifredo Lam: a Sketch. During this final period, he made prints to illustrate many works by poets and writers, such as René Char, Gherasim Luca and Jean-Dominique Rey. Forced to flee again to Marseille following Paris’s occupation in 1940, Lam joined André Breton and other surrealists, participating in collaborative artistic projects such as Collective Drawing 1940, designs for a surrealist pack of Tarot cards, and his own sketch series Carnets de Marseille 1941. The retrospective on Cuban painter Wifredo Lam (Sagua La Grande, 1902 – Paris, 1982), organised by the Centre Pompidou, Museo Reina Sofía and Tate Modern, acknowledges the common desire to consider modernity in all its complexity and endeavours to redefine Lam’s work inside a history of international art in which he stands as a key figure. "Wifredo Lam." They were accompanied by Carpentier who was writing a piece on musical instruments and Cabrera who was recording the songs of African slaves. In September 2016, Tate Modern will present a retrospective of the Cuban modernist painter, Wifredo Lam (1902–1982), the first museum exhibition in London since 1952. His most famous paintings are The Chair, The Jungle, Maternity, Idol, among others highly valued by collectors and galleries around the world.The Cuban artist also successfully ventured into engraving, ceramics, and metalwork. Upon Lam's return to Havana, he developed a new awareness of Afro-Cuban traditions.  Lam settled in Paris in 1952 after having divided his time between Cuba, New York, and France. African poetry, on the other hand, was said to have had a broadening effect on his paintings. "The Cuban Painter Wifredo Lam." Lam made a lithograph for the cover of Loeb's book Voyages Ã travers la peinture and to illustrate a poem by Yvan Goll â another European exile. "Wifredo Lam, Imagining New Worlds, McMullen Museum of Art," Boston, August 30–December 14, 2014; High Museum of Art, Atlanta, February 10–May 24, 2015. RMN-GP ©Adagp, Paris. Eskil Lam in the archive of his father, Wifredo Lam, in Paris. Death became part of his world, never to leave it, an insistent presence within reality, soon evoked in the form of apparitions and the ghosts of the Spanish Civil War. Lam studied at the Professional School of Painting and Sculpture, San Alejandro Academy, in this capital. This tour is delivered in British Sign Language by guide Dafydd Jones. We should undoubtedly add the dramatic loss of his young wife and son, both of whom died in 1931 from consumption. Following the talk, guests have the opportunity to explore the exhibition after hours for themselves. Wifredo Lam died on September 11, 1982, in Paris, aged 79. Like a lone soldier he set about painting the drama of his country, the cause and the spirit of the Blacks, their aspirations for liberty. Tu dirección de correo electrónico no será publicada. Perls Gallery, New York. Cabrera, Carpentier and GuillÃ©n were convinced that the deported religion of African gods was one of the founding elements of Cuba's cultural identity and at the origin of âmagic realismâ â a concept Carpentier created around 1940, which defines the cultural specificity of the Hispanic American world, with its roots plunged in the primitive, in folklore and myth â the marvelous that infuses its popular culture but also the marvelous adopted by Surrealism. Ernst & Young Global Limited, a UK company limited by guarantee, does not provide services to clients. Miami Art Museum, Miami, February 8 – May 18, 2008; Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach, June 12–August 31, 2008; Dalí Museum, St Petersburg (FL), October 2, 2008–January 10, 2009. Throughout his career, Lam received important awards and recognitions from prestigious institutions such as the Guggenheim International Award, and the Kunsthalle in Basel, the Kestner-Gesellschaft in Hannover, the Moderna Museet in Stockholm, and the Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels.
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