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让 杜布菲

Theatres of memory

Installation view, Installation view of Jean Dubuffet: Théâtres de mémoire at 6 Burlington Gardens, London, 2017., 6 Burlington Gardens, London, Sep 13–Oct 21, 2017.

Installation view, Installation view of Jean Dubuffet: Théâtres de mémoire at 6 Burlington Gardens, London, 2017., 6 Burlington Gardens, London, Sep 13–Oct 21, 2017.

Installation view, Installation view of Jean Dubuffet: Théâtres de mémoire at 6 Burlington Gardens, London, 2017., 6 Burlington Gardens, London, Sep 13–Oct 21, 2017.

Installation view, Installation view of Jean Dubuffet: Théâtres de mémoire at 6 Burlington Gardens, London, 2017., 6 Burlington Gardens, London, Sep 13–Oct 21, 2017.

Installation view, Installation view of Jean Dubuffet: Théâtres de mémoire at 6 Burlington Gardens, London, 2017., 6 Burlington Gardens, London, Sep 13–Oct 21, 2017.

Installation view, Installation view of Jean Dubuffet: Théâtres de mémoire at 6 Burlington Gardens, London, 2017., 6 Burlington Gardens, London, Sep 13–Oct 21, 2017.

Installation view, Installation view of Jean Dubuffet: Théâtres de mémoire at 6 Burlington Gardens, London, 2017., 6 Burlington Gardens, London, Sep 13–Oct 21, 2017.

Installation view, Installation view of Jean Dubuffet: Théâtres de mémoire at 6 Burlington Gardens, London, 2017., 6 Burlington Gardens, London, Sep 13–Oct 21, 2017.

Installation view, Installation view of Jean Dubuffet: Théâtres de mémoire at 6 Burlington Gardens, London, 2017., 6 Burlington Gardens, London, Sep 13–Oct 21, 2017.

Installation view, Installation view of Jean Dubuffet: Théâtres de mémoire at 6 Burlington Gardens, London, 2017., 6 Burlington Gardens, London, Sep 13–Oct 21, 2017.

Installation view, Installation view of Jean Dubuffet: Théâtres de mémoire at 6 Burlington Gardens, London, 2017., 6 Burlington Gardens, London, Sep 13–Oct 21, 2017.

Installation view, Installation view of Jean Dubuffet: Théâtres de mémoire at 6 Burlington Gardens, London, 2017., 6 Burlington Gardens, London, Sep 13–Oct 21, 2017.

Installation view, Installation view of Jean Dubuffet: Théâtres de mémoire at 6 Burlington Gardens, London, 2017., 6 Burlington Gardens, London, Sep 13–Oct 21, 2017.

Installation view, Installation view of Jean Dubuffet: Théâtres de mémoire at 6 Burlington Gardens, London, 2017., 6 Burlington Gardens, London, Sep 13–Oct 21, 2017.

Jean Dubuffet Les Donnees de L’instant, 1977. acrylic on glued paper mounted on canvas, 55-1/8 x 76-3/4" (140 x 195 cm) .

Jean Dubuffet Les Donnees de L’instant, 1977. acrylic on glued paper mounted on canvas, 55-1/8 x 76-3/4" (140 x 195 cm) .

Jean Dubuffet Localisation, November 9, 1975. acrylic on glued paper mounted on canvas (11 sections), 249 cm x 102 cm (8' 2-1/16" x 40-3/16").

Jean Dubuffet Localisation, November 9, 1975. acrylic on glued paper mounted on canvas (11 sections), 249 cm x 102 cm (8' 2-1/16" x 40-3/16").

Jean Dubuffet Vestiges and devenirs, June 23, 1976. acrylic on glued paper mounted on canvas (25 sections), 140 cm x 283 cm (55-1/8" x 9' 3-7/16").

Jean Dubuffet Vestiges and devenirs, June 23, 1976. acrylic on glued paper mounted on canvas (25 sections), 140 cm x 283 cm (55-1/8" x 9' 3-7/16").

Jean Dubuffet Les commentaires, May 24, 1978. acrylic on glued paper mounted on canvas (30 sections), 140 cm x 204 cm (55-1/8" x 80-5/16").

Jean Dubuffet Les commentaires, May 24, 1978. acrylic on glued paper mounted on canvas (30 sections), 140 cm x 204 cm (55-1/8" x 80-5/16").

Jean Dubuffet L'itinérant, August 26, 1979. acrylic on paper (4 sections), 20-1/16" x 13-3/4" (51 cm x 35 cm).

Jean Dubuffet L'itinérant, August 26, 1979. acrylic on paper (4 sections), 20-1/16" x 13-3/4" (51 cm x 35 cm).

Jean Dubuffet Dramatisation, January 12, 1978. acrylic on glued paper mounted on canvas (42 sections), 210 cm x 328 cm (82-11/16" x 10' 9-1/8").

Jean Dubuffet Dramatisation, January 12, 1978. acrylic on glued paper mounted on canvas (42 sections), 210 cm x 328 cm (82-11/16" x 10' 9-1/8").

Jean Dubuffet Scène et site, October 27, 1979. acrylic on paper (4 sections), 20-1/16" x 27-9/16" (51 cm x 70 cm).

Jean Dubuffet Scène et site, October 27, 1979. acrylic on paper (4 sections), 20-1/16" x 27-9/16" (51 cm x 70 cm).

Jean Dubuffet Séquence XVIII, April 2, 1979. acrylic on paper (5 sections), 13-3/4" x 10-1/16" (35 cm x 25.5 cm).

Jean Dubuffet Séquence XVIII, April 2, 1979. acrylic on paper (5 sections), 13-3/4" x 10-1/16" (35 cm x 25.5 cm).

Jean Dubuffet Passants pressés, July 17, 1979. acrylic on canvas-backed paper (12 sections), 19-7/8" x 10-7/16" (50.5 cm x 26.5 cm).

Jean Dubuffet Passants pressés, July 17, 1979. acrylic on canvas-backed paper (12 sections), 19-7/8" x 10-7/16" (50.5 cm x 26.5 cm).

Jean Dubuffet Expectative, August 24, 1979. acrylic on paper (9 sections), 20-1/16" x 13-3/4" (51 cm x 35 cm).

Jean Dubuffet Expectative, August 24, 1979. acrylic on paper (9 sections), 20-1/16" x 13-3/4" (51 cm x 35 cm).

Jean Dubuffet Site avec auto, November 12, 1979. acrylic on canvas-backed paper (7 sections), 20-1/16" x 26" (51 cm x 66 cm).

Jean Dubuffet Site avec auto, November 12, 1979. acrylic on canvas-backed paper (7 sections), 20-1/16" x 26" (51 cm x 66 cm).
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About 让 杜布菲

让·杜布菲(1901-1985)在他十七岁的时候便开始作画,其后曾短暂就读于巴黎朱利安美术学院。七年后,他放弃了绘画成了一名酒商。上世纪三十年代期间,他再度拾回画笔,进行了一段短暂的创作,直至1942年重新开展他的艺术生涯,杜布菲才真正成为一位战后欧洲绘画史中杰出的创新者。杜布菲对于艺术狂放风格和原始人物形象, 像是山顶洞人亦或现代涂鸦的起源, 都有着相当大的兴趣,从而在他的作品可以看到这种仿效直接的表述方法和充满稚气的风格。四十年代初期他所创作的那些颜色鲜艳的油画,其后很快就以非正统的材料所取替,如水泥、石膏、焦油和沥青刮抹,雕刻和切割以绘制一条基本的、随心而发的线。让·杜布菲自1967年起加入佩斯。
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Press Release

  • Théâtres de mémoire

    London—Pace London is honoured to present Jean Dubuffet: Théâtres de mémoire, the first exhibition of Dubuffet’s Théâtres de mémoire series in over three decades and the first-ever exhibition dedicated to the series in London. Curated by Arne Glimcher, the founder of Pace Gallery, and Tamara Corm, Senior Director at Pace London, this exhibition features eight monumental paintings on loan from Fondation Dubuffet, and significant British and European institutions. Most of the works have never been seen in the UK before. Jean Dubuffet: Théâtres de mémoire is on view from 13 September to 21 October 2017 at 6 Burlington Gardens.

    The Théâtres de mémoire is one of Dubuffet’s most important and remarkable series of works. Each work is a vast picture made up of smaller paintings, which Dubuffet cut out and glued to the canvas. He began his process on his studio floor, where he would arrange different combinations of cut-out figures and scenes. He then used magnets to pin the paper or canvas to the wall, allowing him to easily replace one element with another, and to overlap segments until he reached his final compositions.

    The paintings depict abstractions, landscapes, scribbles and figures from Dubuffet’s mind. Dubuffet titled the series after Frances Yates’ book The Art of Memory, which presents the ‘memory techniques’ used by Cicero and orators in the Middle Ages that enabled them to remember storehouses of knowledge. For Dubuffet, each of the Théâtres de mémoireis a collection of actual places and scenes that crowd and conflict in our memory. Just as memories are hazy and incoherent, the compositions have no clear narrative or starting point. In Dramatisation (1978) for example, Dubuffet brings together 42-elements to create an energetic assemblage of large and small figures and abstractions. Dubuffet requires the viewers to participate in this frenzy of visual information, and asks them to get lost in contemplation and experience, in Dubuffet’s words, “viewing by the mind, not the eyes”.

    Further highlights of the exhibition include Localisation (1975) and Les données de I'instant (1977) on loan from the Fondation Dubuffet. This work depicts individuals and groupings of figures executed in distinctive styles and colours that reference earlier phases in Dubuffet’s oeuvre and foreshadow some of his final bodies of work. As explained by Dr. Kent Minturn in the catalogue essay: “The individual elements bring to mind many of Dubuffet’s past series, including his early Marionnettes de la ville et de la campagne (1942–45), Paris Circus (1961–62), l’Hourloupe (1962–74) and his more recent haphazard Crayonnages and Parachiffres (1974–75). They are the gateway to the artist’s chief interests and obsessions that will dominate the last ten years of his artistic production”.

    The exhibition will be accompanied by a display of works from Brefs exercices d'école journalière, the series Dubuffet made directly after the Théâtres de mémoire. Like the Théâtres de mémoire, these paintings are brightly coloured assemblages that reflect many of the feelings of Dubuffet’s earlier periods. In these works, Dubuffet carefully uses a range of scales to create spatial illusion.

    The exhibition marks 50 years of Pace representing Dubuffet and follows Pace’s tradition of staging landmark exhibitions on the artist, including two shows of Théâtres de mémoire presented in 1977 and 1979 in New York. An illustrated catalogue featuring an introduction by Arne Glimcher and an essay by Dr. Kent Minturn will accompany the exhibition.

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News

Arne Glimcher, founder of Pace Gallery, and Dr. Kent Minturn discuss Jean Dubuffet's landmark series, Théâtres de mémoire, on the occasion of the eponymous exhibition at Pace Gallery in London. Jean Dubuffet: Théâtres de mémoire is on view through 21 October 2017.

佩斯画廊将于今年秋天在伦敦展出Jean Dubuffet: Theatres of memory。ArtNEWS的Andy Battaglia阐述这个展览的历史意义:该展集结了由1975年至1978年间Théâtres de Mémoire系列中的巨型画作。是次展览同时标志着Jean Dubuffet与佩斯画廊合作的第50周年。   Jean Dubuffet: Théatres de mémoire将于2017年9月13日至 10月21日在佩斯伦敦展出。

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JEAN DUBUFFET: LES THEATRES DE MEMOIRE

Kent Minturn, Arne Glimcher and Jean Dubuffet

2017. Pace London. Paperback

63 pages: 26 color illustrations; 8 ½ x 11 15/16 inches

9781909406230

$35.00

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