Painter, writer, inventor of "Art Brut", Jean Dubuffet was a major player in the 20th-century art scene. Come to visit MUCEM in Marseille and you will have the unique opportunity to see his work.
Jean Dubuffet was a French painter and sculptor. His idealistic approach to aesthetics embraced so called "low art" and eschewed traditional standards of beauty in favor of what he believed to be a more authentic and humanistic approach to image-making.
Maybe you know him for founding the art movement Art Brut, and for the collection of works—Collection de l'art brut—that this movement spawned. Dubuffet enjoyed a prolific art career, both in France and in America, and was featured in many exhibitions throughout his lifetime.
The exhibition "Jean Dubuffet, a barbarian in Europe" presents 290 works and objects from the largest French and European collections for example from: Rolin Museum (Autun), Beyeler Foundation (Basel), Unterlinden Museum (Colmar), Barbier-Müller Museum (Geneva), Geneva Museum of Ethnography, Sammlung Prinzhorn (Heidelberg) and much more.
After the MUCEM in Marseille, the exhibition will be presented at the IVAM (Valencià Institute of Modern Art) in Valencia (from October 8, 2019, to February 16, 2020) and at the Museum of Ethnography of Geneva (from May 8, 2020, to January 3, 2021 ). So if you are not able to see this exhibition in Marseille, you have more opportunities.
It is always a good idea to visit MUCEM (Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations) in Marseille. You can spend hours visiting temporary and permanent exhibitions. The modern building is connecting to the next one by the bridge, so just go on the roof and enjoy the view in the sea.
MUCEM, Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations
1 Espl. J4, 13002 Marseille