Jean Dubuffet, Closerie Falbala, 1971–73. Painted epoxy resin and shotcrete, surface 1610 square meters.

Jean Dubuffet


Musee d’Ixelles

“Dubuffet Architecte,” a survey of Jean Dubuffet’s public artworks, displayed the evolution of his monumental sculptures (some realized, some not) through large-scale models, exploring space and dimensionality with a signature humanist flair. Shown together with the models, a sketch for the 1965 Nanterre University commission and the Guggenheim’s monumental painting Nunc Stans reveal how the painter gradually moved toward a more socially engaged public art vocabulary. Dubuffet wanted art to be part of life, wanted it to educate the imagination and the will, to generate its own spontaneous combustion without the authority of any imposed hierarchy. …see the entire review in the print version of October’s Sculpture magazine.