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Barbican Centre – Jean Dubuffet

Exhibition Dates: 30 September 2020 – 17 January 2021
2FOR1 Admission Weekday £15, Weekend £17
2FOR1 offer not valid 15 – 17 January

This major exhibition of the French artist Jean Dubuffet (1901-1985) spans more than four decades in the studio and is the first in the UK in over 50 years – celebrating one of the most powerful and provocative voices in the post war avant-garde. Drawing from international collections and featuring rarely exhibited pieces, this show highlights Dubuffet’s radicalism as he experimented with materials and sought out what he called ‘anti-cultural positions’. As the critic Michel Tapié put it, Dubuffet found a way to turn painting into ‘a sort of living matter working its perpetual magic’.

Image credit:
Jean Dubuffet, Paysage aux argus (Landscape with Argus), (detail), 1955. Collection Fondation Dubuffet, © Fondation Dubuffet, Paris / DACS, London 2019. Image courtesy of Fondation Dubuffet, Paris.


30 September 2020 – 17 January 2021

Saturday – Wednesday 10.00-18.00
Thursday – Friday 10.00-20.00
Bank Holiday 12.00–18.00

Closed 24 – 26 December.

Offer not valid 15 – 17 January.

Opening times may vary. Please check website for details.

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Phone Number

0207 638 8891

Posted on May 31 2020

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