Exhibitions


MUSÉE DES CIVILISATIONS DE L'EUROPE ET DE LA MÉDITERRANÉE (MUCEM), MARSEILLE (FR)   24 April 2019 - 2 September 2019

Jean Dubuffet, un barbare en Europe

The exhibition Jean Dubuffet, un barbare en Europe reveals how Jean Dubuffet, theorist of Art Brut, interconnected in his protean body of work his painting and writing activities.

Curator : Baptiste Brun

Painter, writer and inventor of Art Brut, Jean Dubuffet (1901-1985), was a key figure on the 20th century artistic scene. In the aftermath of the Second World War, this elusive and controversial artist developed a radical critique of the art and culture of his time, making constantly-renewed invention the mainspring of creation and reflection. Borrowing from anthropology, folklore or the field of psychiatry, he continued the decompartmentalization activities of avant-garde artists of the inter-war period, exploded the notion of a supposedly primitive art and opened up new creative paths.

The exhibition Jean Dubuffet, un barbare en Europe features over 290 artworks and objects from the greatest French and European collections. It presents his artistic production in all its diversity, focusing in particular on displaying objects and documents resulting from the investigations he carried out during his visits to ethnographic or folk art museums, as well as various collections devoted to "the art of the insane".

© François Deladerrière

Works on loan

Jean DUBUFFET
Trinité-Champs-Élysées
25 - 26 mars 1961
Jean DUBUFFET
Le Géologue
Décembre 1950