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Exposicion: Centro Wifredo Lam, 12/9/02-1/8/03

Centenario Lam 2002- Centenary of Wilfredo Lam 2002

Programación por el Centenario de Wifredo Lam
Centenary Schedule


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Wilfredo Lam, painterWilfredo Lam
1902 - 1982

Wifredo Oscar de la Concepción Lam y Castilla was born December 8, 1902, in Sagua la Grande, Cuba. In 1916, his family moved to Havana, where he attended the Escuela de Bellas Artes. During the early 1920s, he exhibited at the Salón de la Asociación de Pintores y Escultores in Havana. In 1923, Lam moved to Madrid, where he studied at the studio of Fernando Alvarez de Sotomayor, the Director of the Museo del Prado (and a teacher of Salvador Dalí). In 1929, Lam married Eva Piriz, who died of tuberculosis two years later, as did their young son. This tragic event may have contributed to the dark and brooding appearance of much of Lam’s later work.

In the early 1930s, the effects of Surrealism were evident in Lam’s work, as was the influence of Henri Matisse and possibly Joaquín Torres-García. In 1936, a traveling exhibition of the work of Pablo Picasso shown in Barcelona, Bilbao, and Madrid proved inspirational to Lam both artistically and politically. He moved to Paris in 1938, where Picasso took him under his wing and encouraged his interest in African art and primitive masks. During that year, he also traveled to Mexico, where he stayed with Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera. Lam’s own multicultural heritage (as the son of a Chinese father and a mother of mixed African, Indian, and European descent) and his involvement with Santería, a religion rooted in African culture, would soon become integral to his work. By the late 1930s, Lam was associated with the Surrealists. He had his first solo show at the Galerie Pierre Loeb in Paris in 1939, and his work was exhibited with Picasso’s at the Perls Galleries, New York. -- from his bio on the Guggenheim site

Wilfredo Lam was influenced by Carl Jung as part of his interactions with the surrealists:

By the late 1930s, Lam was associated with the Surrealists. He had his first solo show at the Galerie Pierre Loeb in Paris in 1939, and his work was exhibited with Picasso’s at the Perls Galleries, New York. During World War II, Lam spent most of his time in the Caribbean, along with Claude Lévi-Strauus, André Masson, and André Breton, whose poem “Fata Morgana” Lam illustrated in 1940. Lam eventually made his way back to Havana in 1941. His first year in Cuba marked a watershed in his artistic development; he was introduced to the theories of Carl Jung, and by the end of 1942 he had begun his powerful painting Jungle. Lam’s exploration of mythic images paralleled that of his contemporaries in New York, the Abstract Expressionists, though Lam used specific subject matter. Lam created his own style by fusing Surrealism and Cubism with the spirit and forms of the Caribbean.
-- www.guggenheim.org/artwork/artist/wifredo-lam 

Centro Wifredo Lam, 12/9/02-1/8/03

Exposicion dedicada al centenario del nacimiento de Wilfredo Lam. Mas de 50 obras de pintura, dibujos y collages del Museo Nacional, Casa de las Americas, coleccion Castillo-Vazquez y Galeria La Acacia. Desde sus inicios academicos, el temprano modernismo en España, su periodo en Paris, su redescubrimiento de Cuba en los 40 asi que piezas de los años 50.

Centro Wifredo Lam
Plaza de la Catedral, Habana Vieja
desde el 9 de diciembre 2002 hasta el 8 de enero '03
Apertura: de dia 9am-5pm

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Centenario Wilfredo Lam, Cubarte

Homenaje a Wifredo Lam en Sagua la Grande
Programación por el Centenario de Wifredo Lam
Crean en Cuba Comité Gestor por el Centenario del Pintor Wifredo Lam
Comenzó este sábado programa por centenario de Wifredo Lam
Lam en el Museo Dapper.

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Guia al Centenario
www.cnap.cult.cu/centenariowl/centenario.htm

 

Guggenheim Collection - Artist - Lam - Biography

Programación por el Centenario de Wifredo Lam

Abril del 2002
Centro de Arte Contemporáneo Wifredo Lam -Fototeca de Cuba
Panel: La jungla desde la antropología: Fernando Ortiz, el concepto de transculturación y la obra de Wifredo Lam.

Mayo del 2002
Centro de Antropología, Academia de Ciencias

Cancelación de sellos postales con obras de Wifredo Lam
Diciembre del 2002
Ministerio de Comunicaciones

Exposición de Wifredo Lam Obras de las colecciones del Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Castillo Vázquez, e instituciones extranjeras 8 de diciembre del 2002 Centro de Arte Contemporáneo Wifredo Lam- Museo Nacional

Seminario Internacional sobre la figura de Wifredo Lam Diciembre del 2002 Teatro del Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes

Presentación del libro Wifredo Lam en las colecciones cubanas y de la antología Wifredo Lam: La cosecha de un brujo. Diciembre Centro de Arte Contemporáneo Wifredo Lam

Presentación del libro Visiones de Lam Fundación Fernando Ortíz

Exposición de Wifredo Lam con obras del Museo Nacional Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes
Inauguración del monumento a Wifredo Lam del artista cubano Alberto Lescay

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