Barbican: Wed 28 Apr—Wed 2 Jun 2021
This six-week course online evening course will look at the life and work of French artist Jean Dubuffet.
The course has been programmed to coincide our upcoming exhibition Jean Dubuffet: Brutal Beauty. Curator and Art Historian Camille Houzé, who leads this six-week course, has been working on the research for the exhibition.
Dubuffet (1901–1985) was one of the most provocative artists in postwar modern art – yet he has not had a major public exhibition in the UK in over 50 years. This course will explore his illustrious career and focus on why he came to rebel against conventional ideas of beauty, in favour of capturing everyday life in a more gritty, authentic way.
Jean Dubuffet, Skedaddle (L’Escampette) 31st October 1964
Credit: Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam © Foundation Dubuffet, Paris / ADAGP, Paris and DACS, London 2020