Fondation Pierre Gianadda – “Jean Dubuffet” Exhibition

Retrospective in partnership with the Musée national d'art moderne - Centre Georges Pompidou - Paris

The magnificent Jean Dubuffet retrospective presented at the Pierre Gianadda Foundation, in collaboration with the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, offers a rereading of the work of the great defender of “Art Brut”. Although he paradoxically rejected the dominant culture, schools, currents and techniques taught, his work occupies a major place in the artistic landscape of the second half of the 20th century.

The diversity of this exhibition bears witness to the inexhaustible creativity of this prolific artist – born in 1901 and deceased in 1985 – who knew how to evolve his style throughout his life. Establishing non-knowledge as a principle to create a singular work, punctuated by successive series, Jean Dubuffet never ceased to develop new research with daring, always disconcerting “tonalities”. Insubordinate to the norms in force, “true art”, according to him, “is always where we don’t expect it. Where no one thinks of it or speaks its name.

With more than ten thousand works listed in the catalogue raisonné, Jean Dubuffet’s polymorphous work covers six decades of the 20th century. In order to give an account of all the aspects of his creation, the exhibition presented at the Pierre Gianadda Foundation is structured around key moments, alternating masterpieces of his painting with major groups of works on paper (drawings and gouaches), presented in chronological order.

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Opening hours:
10am – 6pm: Monday to Sunday

Photo credit: ©Centre Pompidou, MNAM-CCI, Dist. RMN-Grand Palais image Centre Pompidou, MNAM-CCI