Tate Modern Talk

Curator's talk: The EY Exhibition: Wifredo Lam

Wifredo Lam Untitled 1939 Private collection (The Rudman Trust) © SDO Wifredo Lam

Matthew Gale, Head of Displays, Tate Modern gives an introductory lecture to the life and work of Wifredo Lam

Wifredo Lam’s work lies between East and West, Surrealism and tradition, Africa and the Caribbean, Europe and America. Tracing a career of six decades, The EY Exhibition: Wifredo Lam is the first museum exhibition in London since 1952 of this artist and confirms Lam’s place at the centre of global modernism.

Within this talk Matthew Gale touches upon Lam’s relationships with artists and writers such as Pablo Picasso and André Breton. Following the hour-long talk, guests have the opportunity to explore the exhibition after hours for themselves.

Tate Modern

Starr Cinema

Bankside
London SE1 9TG
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Date & Time

19 September 2016 at 18.30–20.30

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Artist

Wifredo Lam

1902–1982
Artwork

Wifredo Lam Ibaye

1950