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Introducing Jean Dubuffet

Not familiar with Monsieur Dubuffet? Don’t fear, as our Research Assistant and resident Dubuffet expert Camille Houzé has written a brief biography about the artist’s life and times.

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Meet the Artist: Nye Thompson

Artist Nye Thompson speaks to us about the politics of island geography and national identity explored in her video installation INSULAE [Of the Island].

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Barbican Sessions: Jess Gillam

In an empty Level G foyer, saxophonist Jess Gillam performs the world premiere of her ECHO Rising Stars commission: Edmund Finnis's A Spiral Ascending, before she's joined by pianist Leif Kaner-Lidström and double bassist Sam Becker for Kurt Weill's Je ne t'aime pas and Astor Piazzolla's 'Nightclub 1960' from Histoire du Tango.

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From the Archive: Mariss Jansons

This week we return to our archive and a conversation with the late conductor Mariss Jansons, who sadly passed away in December 2019.