Jean Dubuffet at the Closerie Falbala
Museum Exhibitions

Fondation Dubuffet, 1974-2024

Chronique de 50 ans d’activités

Mar 15 – Dec 20, 2024
Fondation Dubuffet

Throughout 2024, the Fondation Dubuffet will be celebrating its 50th anniversary. Recognized of public utility by decree on November 22, 1974, the Foundation is one of the few institutions in France whose founder was the artist himself. While the first ten years were closely linked to the artist's activities, since Jean Dubuffet's death it has remained very much alive and active.

Anniversary years are as much about reviewing past activities as they are about the future of an institution. In 1994, the Foundation celebrated its twentieth anniversary with exhibitions both at rue de Sèvres and Périgny, focusing on the Foundation's collections. In 2004, the thirtieth anniversary was marked by the exhibition of the important bequest of the artist's daughter, Isalmina Dubuffet, and by the completion of the restoration of the Closerie Falbala, listed as a Historic Monument in 1998. Finally, in 2014, the fortieth anniversary was an opportunity to present the Foundation's acquisitions since Jean Dubuffet's death.

In 2024, the Foundation is organizing a three-part exhibition. One room is devoted to a timeline chronicling 50 years of the Foundation's activities. Two rooms are dedicated to the major works in the collection focusing on the figure: donations from the artist, bequests from his daughter, and more recent acquisitions. A final room evokes the artist's studio at the Cartoucherie de Vincennes highlighting the initial endowment, an essential contribution when the Foundation was set up.

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  • Museum Exhibitions — The Fondation Dubuffet Celebrates 50 Years, Mar 15, 2024