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A Jean Dubuffet painting
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Jean Dubuffet Public Programme

Learn more about the life and work of French artist Jean Dubuffet, the subject of our summer exhibition Jean Dubuffet: Brutal Beauty.

A young teenage boy in a white top lays his head on an older man's chest, who is wearing a white t-shirt
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Cinema

Chronic Youth 2021

A season of films celebrating roots, rebirth and rebellion, from emerging filmmakers around the world, curated by the Barbican Young Film Programmers. 

a man walks through the darkly lit streets of a city
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Cinema

Return to the City

After many months of worldwide lockdown, leaving bustling city streets deserted and shutting us out from these vital and exciting spaces, we finally return to the city.

handmade film of a girl in the sea
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Cinema

Splash, Scratch, Dunk! Films Made by Hand

There exists an alternative history of cinema, one quite apart from commercial mainstream film, but also a distinct subset of experimental cinema: films made entirely by hand, without a camera.