Jean Dubuffet: Theatres of memory




Theatres of memory is the first exhibition dedicated to Dubuffet’s Théâtres de mémoire series in over three decades. Organized by Arne Glimcher, the founder of Pace Gallery, the exhibition features eight monumental paintings on loan from significant European museums and foundations including Fondation Dubuffet, some of which will be displayed publicly for the first time.

About Jean Dubuffet:

Jean Dubuffet (b. 1901, Le Havre, France; d. 1985, Paris) began painting at the age of seventeen and studied briefly at the Académie Julian, Paris. After seven years, he abandoned painting and became a wine merchant. During the thirties, he painted again for a short time, but it was not until 1942 that he began the work which has distinguished him as an outstanding innovator in postwar European painting. Dubuffet’s interest in art brut, the art of the insane, and that of the untrained person, whether a caveman or the originator of contemporary graffiti, led him to emulate this directly expressive and untutored style in his own work. His paintings from the early forties in brightly colored oils were soon followed by works in which he employed such unorthodox materials as cement, plaster, tar, and asphalt-scraped, carved and cut and drawn upon with a rudimentary, spontaneous line.

Duration 13 September 2017 - 21 October 2017
Times Tues-Sat 10-6 and Fri 10-4
Cost Free
Venue Pace London
Address 6 Burlington Gardens, London, W1S 3ET
Contact 020 3206 7600 / london@thepacegallery.com / www.pacegallery.com

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