Jean Dubuffet

Un Barbaro en Europa

Curator: Isabelle Marquette, Baptiste Brun

The show, curated by Baptiste Brun, comprises a meticulous selection of about two hundred works, including paintings, drawings, sculptures and engravings, together with many documents and objects, with which we are able to offer the public an approach to the work of Jean Dubuffet (Le Havre, 1901–Paris, 1985) from a new perspective based on history, culture and anthropology. The project is developed in ten different sections that revolve around three fundamental themes: “Celebration of the Common Man”, “Ethnography in Actuality” and “Criticism of Culture”.

The exhibition has been conceived and created by the MuCEM in coproduction with the IVAM and MEG. This project is supported by the Fondation Dubuffet in Paris and the Collection de l’Art Brut in Lausanne, and also by many European institutions and private collections.


From 8 October 2019 to 16 February 2020
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Artwork(s) loaned
  • Obscur Stage at the Foot of a Wall

    Jean Dubuffet (1901—1985)

    Obscur Stage at the Foot of a Wall 1957
    Imprint assemblage
    Museum of Modern Art MoMA New York  1962 « The Work of Jean Dubuffet »