10th Annual Eleanor and Frank Freed Lecture: "Issues of Identity and Artistic
Expression: The Case of Wifredo Lam"
Noted Afro-Chinese Cuban Surrealist artist Wifredo Lam (1902–1982) spent a lifetime navigating cultural heritages in numerous locales. Born in Cuba to a Spanish African mother and Chinese father, he worked in Spain and France before returning to Cuba during World War II. During the 1950s and 1960s, he lived alternately in Cuba, France, and Italy. He subsequently had contact with artistic groups in Sweden, Mexico, Spain, and Venezuela, among others.
The lecture is presented by Lowery Stokes Sims, curator at The Museum of Arts and Design, New York.