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Brutal Aesthetics: Hal Foster and Kent Minturn in Conversation

Jean Dubuffet: Brutal Beauty

Hal Fisher's book cover for Brutal Aesthetics

A conversation between acclaimed art historian Hal Foster (Princeton) and Dubuffet scholar Kent Minturn (Institute of Fine Arts, New York University).

To mark our forthcoming exhibition Jean Dubuffet: Brutal Beauty, the first of the artist in the UK in over 50 years, the Courtauld Research Forum is hosting a discussion between Foster and Minturn based on the formers 2020 monograph Brutal Aesthetics: Dubuffet, BatailleJornPaolozzi, Oldenburg (Princeton University Press). 

This event has been programmed to coincide with Jean Dubuffet: Brutal Beauty, an exhibition celebrating French artist Jean Dubuffet (1901-1985), one of the most singular and provocative voices in postwar modern art.