Cuban Art II: Wifredo Lam

Lecture two will pick up the threads from the previous lecture on Cuban Modernism and look at the life and work of Wifredo Lam. The lecture will trace the early European influences on Lam’s work and the way in which his artistic style transformed after encountering Michel Leiris, Pablo Picasso and Aimee Cesaire. The lecture will also look at the Cuban influences on his work, most notably that of Anthropologist Lydia Cabrera and Fernando Ortiz. It will consider how his connections to Santeria can be seen in his later works.

This is the second talk of Cuban Art series (5 classes in total) which is designed as an exciting journey through the history of art of the region. We encourage you to take the advantage of the whole package and book ‘Cuban Art Course’ ticket at a discount rate (video recording of the previous talk is included).

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Jasmine Chohan
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Jasmine Chohan is an Associate Lecturer and a final-year PhD student at the Courtauld Institute of Art. She specialises in Contemporary Cuban Art, Global Biennials, Contemporary Asian Art and Contemporary British Diaspora Art. Having first studied Cuban art at the San Alejandro School of Fine Arts in Havana, Jasmine later completed a course in Art History at the University of Havana in 2015. She continued her work in Cuba by working as an artistic producer and translator for the 12th Havana Biennial.

More recently, Jasmine has been researching the history of British Diaspora artists. She has been collaborating with groups such as the 1989 Collective and the Brilliant Club’s Scholars Programme to reach out to secondary schools in outer London boroughs to ensure the dissemination of this pertinent history to the next generation. To reinforce this work, Jasmine has recently collaborated with the Arts Cabinet to write the introduction to their upcoming publication on Art and Migration.

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