Jean Dubuffet Public Programme
Jean Dubuffet: Brutal Beauty
Learn more about the life and work of French artist Jean Dubuffet, the subject of our summer exhibition Jean Dubuffet: Brutal Beauty.
If you’re keen to discover more about Jean Dubuffet, why not explore our public programme? Take your pick from film screenings; talks with contemporary artists influenced by his practice; musical tributes and walking tours.
What's coming up?
Relaxed Viewing of Jean Dubuffet: Brutal Beauty
A relaxed viewing of Jean Dubuffet: Brutal Beauty
Rose Wylie in conversation with Charlotte Flint
Join artist Rose Wylie for an online conversation with Curatorial Assistant Charlotte Flint.
BSL Tour of Jean Dubuffet: Brutal Beauty
A British Sign Language tour of the exhibition Jean Dubuffet: Brutal Beauty led by John Wilson, exclusively for Deaf and hard of hearing visitors, highlighting key artworks, using BSL.
Dubuffet and Brutalism: Barbican Walking Tour
Join Jon Astbury, Assistant Curator, Architecture & Design at the Barbican for a walking tour around the Barbican Estate, exploring the relationship between Jean Dubuffet, Art Brut and Brutalism.
Splash, Scratch, Dunk: Raw Vision (U*)
Dive into a world of colour with this programme of films made by scratching into, painting on, or affixing things to the surface of the filmstrip.
Splash, Scratch, Dunk: Troubling the Image (15*)
This programme assembles examples of handmade films where photographed footage – mainly found footage – is overpainted, scratched or scraped by the artist.
Splash, Scratch, Dunk: Breaking Down (15*)
This programme collects films with imagery produced by the artist purposefully eroding the photochemical emulsion on the surface of the filmstrip.
A Dubuffet Love-in with Adam Green
Join musician Adam Green for a special evening including excerpts from his 2016 film Aladdin, some musical numbers and a discussion about the impact Dubuffet’s artwork has had upon his own creativity.
Splash, Scratch, Dunk: Has the Feature Started Yet? (12A*)
In this hugely influential handmade film the artist’s interventions on the filmstrip constitute a destructive assault on the material of film itself.
Cinema On Demand: Our Lucky Hours (12A*)
In this thought-provoking documentary, photos, archival footage and sound recordings tell the story of a pioneering psychiatric institution in 1930s France.
Brutal Aesthetics: Hal Foster and Kent Minturn
A conversation between acclaimed art historian Hal Foster (Princeton) and Dubuffet scholar Kent Minturn (Institute of Fine Arts, New York University).
Screen Talk: Our Lucky Hours
An online discussion between Sarah Lombardi, director of the Collection de l’Art Brut, Lausanne and Ben Platts-Mills, author and arts facilitator, about Martine Deyres’s documentary Our Lucky Hours.
Rashid Johnson in conversation with Eleanor Nairne
Join artist Rashid Johnson and Jean Dubuffet: Brutal Beauty curator Eleanor Nairne for an online discussion.
Lindsey Mendick in conversation with Charlotte Flint
Join artist Lindsey Mendick and Curatorial Assistant Charlotte Flint for a discussion about the role of art making as a form of relief, catharsis and comfort.
Julie Mehretu in conversation with Camille Houzé
Join artist Julie Mehretu in conversation with Dubuffet scholar Camille Houze, as they discuss the legacy of Jean Dubuffet’s painting practice.
Audio Described Tour of Jean Dubuffet: Brutal Beauty
A tour of Jean Dubuffet: Brutal Beauty specifically for blind and partially-sighted visitors, led by Lisa Squirrel who will describe key artworks on display in the exhibition.