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Opening Lynette Yiadom-Boakye. Fly In League With The Night

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Lynette Yiadom-Boakye. Fly In League With The Night

Speech at 18h30

By Bettina Steinbrügge, Director

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Free

Fly In League With The Night is the largest survey to date of the work of British artist Lynette Yiadom-Boakye (b. 1977, London). The exhibition presents 67 paintings spanning two decades.

Lynette Yiadom-Boakye makes figurative paintings drawn from a variety of source material. Her figures inhabit deliberately enigmatic settings that are timeless and often abstract. Working in oil paint on canvas or coarse linen, she has developed a language of painting that is uniquely her own. Fly In League With The Night is the first exhibition to celebrate Yiadom-Boakye’s work in depth.

The exhibition is organised by Tate Britain, in collaboration with the Moderna Museet in Stockholm, the Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen in Düsseldorf, and Mudam Luxembourg – Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean.

Painting of a group of shirtless boys.
Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, "Amaranthine", 2018. Courtesy of the Artist, Corvi-Mora, London, and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York
© Courtesy of Lynette Yiadom-Boakye