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Symposia & Lectures
09 Nov 2015

Jean Dubuffet and Beyond: A Certain Idea of Art

A full-day symposium organized in conjunction with the exhibition Art Brut in America: The Incursion of Jean Dubuffet.

Leading international scholars explore recent studies on Jean Dubuffet and specific topics related to his art practice, relationships, artistic legacy, and provocative thinking, notably about art brut, a term that he coined, and an art that he collected extensively.

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Thomas Crow, PhD, Rosalie Solow Professor of Modern Art, and Associate Provost for the Arts at New York University


Presentation Titles and Speakers

“Art Brut” Is a Fiction!
Céline Delavaux, PhD, writer and independent scholar

“The Worse One Draws the More One Is Likely to Make a Creative Contribution”: Dubuffet and Drawing
Isabelle Dervaux, PhD, Acquavella Curator of Modern and Contemporary Drawings, the Morgan Library & Museum

Hardy Writing: Dubuffet on Ossorio and les artistes bruts
Kent Minturn, PhD, Visiting Assistant Professor, New York University, Institute of Fine Arts

The Reception of Art Brut in America: The Approach of Jean Dubuffet
Valérie Rousseau, PhD, Curator, Self-Taught Art and Art Brut, American Folk Art Museum

Chicago Matters: Jean Dubuffet and the Second City
Jill Shaw, PhD, Senior Curator of Collections, Picker Art Gallery, Colgate University and Research Affiliate, Department of Art and Art History, Colgate University

Dubuffet’s Other Incursion: Chicago/the Midwest
Lisa Stone, Curator, Roger Brown Study Collection, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.


Image: Jeanne Tripier (1869–1944), Petit dossier nº 10 (Little folder no. 10), c. 1935–1939, ink, varnish, and sugar on paper, page size between 8 5/8 x 6 3/4 in. and 13 5/8 x 8 5/8 in., Collection de l’Art Brut, Lausanne, Switzerland. Photo © Collection de l’Art Brut, Lausanne, by Jean-Marie Almonte and Michael Legentil, Atelier de numérisation—Ville de Lausanne.

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