Current exhibition

jean dubuffet (1901-1985)


Exhibition organized with the support of the Dubuffet Foundation, Paris

Our exhibitions "Jean Dubuffet. Le Preneur d'empreintes" & "Tralala l'art. Jouons dans la collection" were to be inaugurated on Friday 27 March.
The works and exhibitions will be "deconfined" on Tuesday June 2, when you can return to 10 rue des Amours
A precise information letter with the sanitary and distancing conditions of this "reopening" will reach you on Friday, May 22nd.
But, to help you to be patient, we propose you a preview visit of these two events via a video realized by the communication service of the Province of Hainaut.
We will continue our journey #Dansnoscollections and on #Gravurecredi Our educational service cheers us up with new technical and playful videos, workshops and printmaking tips.

An elusive and polemical artist, Jean Dubuffet (1901-1985) was a major player on the art scene in the second half of the 20th century. Fascinated by paper, ink and printing, the print is deeply linked to his painted work.
The Jean Dubuffet exhibition. Prints offers an exceptional insight into the artist's lithographic experiments.
It unfolds in two stages. The Phenomena series, a veritable atlas of the world's natural phenomena, constitutes the heart of the exhibition. It comprises a total of 324 lithographs produced between 1958 and 1962. Each plate celebrates an aspect of the natural world, reinforced by the poetic titles Dubuffet gave them.
The second section reveals the research that preceded and heralded this unique cycle in the history of 20th-century printmaking. From the series of Murs de 1945 to the Assemblages d'empreintes of 1953, the artist's creative process culminated in the tasty 1962 hat figures from Les Phénomènes. 
300 works (lithographs, paintings, books, assemblages...), all the diversity of Jean Dubuffet's work making invention constantly renewed the pillar of creation and thought.

Exhibition organized with the support of the Dubuffet Foundation, Paris 

"There is no need to go far away to look for rarities, everything is there in front of your nose or on the floor at your feet. You will find everything you are looking for without having to go anywhere. I am a tourist of a particular kind: all picturesque things make me uncomfortable and it is where they are most absent that my wonder awakens."
Jean Dubuffet, « To perceive », 1958,
Translated by D. Couette, Dubuffet Foundation

the Foundation's team invites you to rediscover or discover twice a week - Tuesday and Friday - one of the artist's works with a quote from his many writings.  ⇒ on fb