This September, don't miss the chance to see one of the most notable Cuban and modernist artists of the twentieth century in this major retrospective at The Tate Modern. Wilfredo Lam's work addresses themes of nature and spirituality as well as social injustice. His work is closely associated with icons such as Andre Breton, Pablo Picasso and Lucio Fontana.
Having witnessed political upheaval throughout his life, including the Spanish Civil War and the evacuation of artists and intellectuals in France during the onset of WW II, Lam offered a unique historical perspective through his painting of a post-colonial world.
The exhibition will include over 200 paintings, drawings, photographs and prints, and will trace Lam's 60-year career from the 1920s to the 1970s, confirming his place at the centre of cosmopolitan modernism.
Wifredo Lam, Tate Modern – 14th September 2016 – 8th January 2017