EXHIBITION OF WIFREDO LAM | ART | 2015 - 16
FRANCE, SPAIN, CHINA, THE UK
WIFREDO LAM (1902-1982)
Wifredo Lam (1902-1082) was born in Cuba to a Chinese father and an Afro-Hispanic mother in the year the Republic was declared after more than three centuries of Spanish rule. From the 1930s, France became his adopted country, where he would become the pioneer of a mixed-origin style of painting fusing Western modernism with African and Caribbean symbols. Lam’s life would be peppered with voyages (Spain, France, Sweden, Mexico, the United States) and significant encounters (Picasso, Braque, Matisse, John Cage, Calder, Matta).
His work is marked by both his own mixed origin and his fight for freedom and justice: “to depict the drama of his country – both the struggle and the spirit of black people.”
More information: http://www.wifredolam.net/
In 2015-16 a retrospective of Lam’s work took place at the Pompidou Centre, the Reina Sofia museum in Madrid, and at the Tate Modern in London.
PARIS, FRANCE | 2015-2016
30 September 2015 - 15 February 2016
Galerie 2 - Centre Pompidou, Paris
More information : https://www.centrepompidou.fr/cpv/resource/cizqRe/raXaq9d
MADRID, SPAIN | 2016
6 April - 15 August 2016
Reiña Sofia Museum, Madrid
More information : http://www.museoreinasofia.es/exposiciones/wifredo-lam-0
CHINA | 2016
EXHIBITION « WIFREDO LAM AND THE POETS »
Mainly focused on the engraved work, conducted in complicity with his poet friends (Antonin Artaud, André Breton, René Char, Alain Jouffroy, Aimé Césaire, Gherasim Luca), this exhibition will offer archive depicting the routes taken by Wifredo Lam over the last century.
Jointly organized by the Embassy of France in China, S.D.O. Wifredo Lam and PRAHK, this heritage exhibition is programmed in the Festival Croisements in 2016.
China Millennium Monument World Art Museum: 7 May - 31 May
No.9A, Fuxing Road
Haidian District, Beijing
Guangdong Museum of Art: 28 June - 7 August
38, Yan Yu Lu, Er Sha Island
Yuexiu District, Guangzhou, Guangdong
Wenlin Art Museum (Kunming): 4 September - 30 October
3 Wenlin Street,
More information : http://www.faguowenhua.com/en-article-263-lam-et-les-poetes
LONDON, THE UK | 2016-17
14 September 2016 - 8 January 2017
Tate Modern Museum, London