Paintings by Cuban artist Wifredo Lam (1902-1982) absorb the attention of the European public through a retrospective exhibition, which presents 300 art works.
The Pompidou Centre in Paris, and two art galleries: the Queen Sofía Museum in Madrid and the Tate Modern, London, organized the largest retrospective of one of the most important painters of the last century.
Paintings, drawings, prints and ceramics, plus footage and photographs are included in the exhibition which has been open to the public since September 30, 2015, and will close on February 15, 2016 at the Pompidou Centre.
The Queen Sofía Museum is ready to receive the exhibition between April and August and then the Tate Modern will exhibit Lam’s art works from September until January, 2017.
The organizers wish to clarify misunderstandings regarding the work and life of Wifredo Lam and that is precisely the goal of this exhibition, which will be responsible of dispelling the ‘reduced enthusiasm’ before a complex universe, which was ‘invented and articulated between different geographical and cultural spaces’.
All this, the Cuban identity and other features of Lam’s work will be present in this exhibition throughout Europe.