Jean Dubuffet — Coucou Bazar



Jean Dubuffet
Coucou Bazar

Past: October 23 → December 1, 2013

Les Arts Décoratifs, in collaboration with the Fondation Dubuffet, is staging an exhibition-performance of Coucou Bazar, the most original creation of Jean Dubuffet (1901-1985), one of the major and unclassifiable figures of 20th-century art.

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Jean Dubuffet, Représentations de Coucou Bazar à Turin en 1978 © Archives Fondation Dubuffet, Paris. Photographe : K.Wyss

This exhibition marks the 40th anniversary of the première of Coucou Bazar and also highlights the permanent presence of Jean Dubuffet in the museum, to which the artist made an exceptional donation of 160 works. The elements of Coucou Bazar are displayed in the middle of the Nave, with the painted decors of this “living painting” again shown with its costumes, specially restored for the exhibition.

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Jean Dubuffet, Nini la Minaude, costume, collection Fondation Dubuffet, Paris © Fondation Dubuffet/ A.D.A.G.P., Paris

In the nave’s side aisles, archive documents and films show Coucou Bazar’s genesis and performance.