Lecture by Baptiste Brun on the ocassion of the exhibition “Jean Dubuffet A barbarian in Europe”.
The show, curated by Baptiste Brun and Isabelle Marquette, 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 co-production with the IVAM. 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.