Tate Modern is presenting a retrospective on the Cuban artist – but what have critics been saying about it?
The Guardian: **** “His art is the last tarot of surrealism and a tropical wonder of modern painting.”
Evening Standard: *** “Nothing lacked charm but everything seemed like a prelude to something better, without it ever arriving.”
The Telegraph: **** “Anyone with even the vaguest interest in modern art will leave this exhibition feeling thoroughly bewitched.”
Culture Whisper: **** “A fascinating exchange – and well worth visiting.”
Time Out: **** “Lam’s work is a mystical, spiritual, lifelong journey of self-discovery through art.”
This is the first museum exhibition in London devoted to the artist since 1952. It features over 200 paintings, drawings, photographs and prints to trace the artist’s sixty year career from the 1920’s to the 1970’s, exploring the ways in which he defined new ways of painting for a post-colonial world.
For this exhibition, Tate Modern aims to reappraise Lam’s major works within the political context after his return to Cuba in 1941. Throughout his career he confronted topics such as social injustice, nature and spirituality.
The display has been organised by Centre Pompidou, Musée national d’art moderne, Paris, in collaboration with Tate Modern, London, and the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid
The EY Exhibition: Wifredo Lam will be on display at Tate Modern until the 8th January 2017. For more information and to book tickets visit: http://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-modern/exhibition/ey-exhibition-wifredo-lam.