Lynette Yiadom-Boakye (born 1977) makes figurative paintings based on a variety of source material. Working in oil on canvas or coarse linen, developing a language through mark-making, colour, scale, and composition has been central to the development of her practice. The characters she constructs are suggestions of people created of the artist’s memories and imagination, and influenced by images, drawings, and photographs. The intentionally ambiguous characters seem to exist in a timeless state where the past, present and future converge, and their individual narratives are left to be constructed by the beholders.
Read more: About the exhibition
Live-streamed introduction to the exhibition
Curator Matilda Olof-Ors welcomes and gives an introduction to the art.
Curators Tate Britain: Andrea Schlieker, Director of Exhibitions and Displays, Isabella Maidment, Curator
Curator Moderna Museet: Matilda Olof-Ors, Curator
Pre-booked tickets is required for all visitors – including children and other groups who have free admission. More information about ticket purchases
Admission: 150 kr
Reduced admission: 120 kr (for seniors and students)
Free admission for those 18 and under and Friends of Moderna Museet.
This monograph provides a comprehensive account of Lynette Yiadom-Boakye’s practice over the past two decades. With essays by the celebrated poet Elizabeth Alexander and curators Andrea Schlieker and Isabella Maidment, alongside new writing by Yiadom-Boakye, ”Fly In League With The Night” reflects the dual aspects of the artist’s career as both a painter and a writer. Yiadom-Boakye’s work is a celebration of the vital importance and critical significance of painting today.
A Choreographic Conversation
18–19 September, 2021, at 12 noon, 14.00, 17.00.
See choreographers Lydia Östberg Diakté and BamBam Frost explore the meeting between provocation and play, tenderness and violence, greatness and madness in ”A choreographic Conversation”. The dance performance takes place in the exhibition “Lynette Yiadom-Boakye: Fly In League With The Night” across the last weekend of the exhibition.
Included in the exhibition ticket. Pre-purchased exhibition ticket is required to the time slot of the performance.
Read more: A Choreographic Conversation
29 June–15 August, 2021
Explore art, poetry and fables at Skeppsholmen this summer! We offer many different outdoor activities for kids and adults of all ages. Enjoy the beautiful island and create your own paintings, poems and drawings, with inspiration from the Moderna Museet collection, the outdoor sculptures and the artist Lynette Yiadome-Boakye.
Read more: Summer at Moderna Museet
The Exhibition is organised by Tate Britain in collaboration with Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf, and Mudam Luxembourg – Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean.
The exhibition is supported by The Lynette Yiadom-Boakye Exhibition Circle.