Dubuffet in Context: European Drawing in the 1940s and 1950s

Organized in conjunction with the exhibition Dubuffet Drawings, 1935–1962 (on view at the Morgan until January 2), this symposium will explore issues related to drawing in the work of Dubuffet and his contemporaries in Europe during the postwar decades.

Friday, October 28, 1:30–5:30 pm

1:30 pm
Introduction
Isabelle Dervaux, Acquavella Curator of Modern & Contemporary Drawings, The Morgan Library & Museum

1:45 pm
Dubuffet, Luquet, and "Intellectual Realism”
Hal Foster, Townsend Martin Professor of Art and Archaeology, Princeton University

2:15 pm
Cacography: Drawing without Light
Rachel E. Perry, Lecturer, Haifa University; Ailsa Mellon Bruce Visiting Senior Fellow, CASVA, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

2:45 pm
'Picture-writing'— Öyvind Fahlström’s ‘Opera’
Maibritt Borgen, Doctoral candidate, Department of Art History, Yale University

3:15 pm
Coffee break

3:45 pm
Dubuffet / Deleuze: Métromanie, Capitalism and Schizophrenia
Sarah Wilson, Professor, Courtauld Institute of Art

4:15 pm
Drawing from Scratch: Dubuffet, Artaud, Michaux, and Wols
Isabelle Dervaux, Acquavella Curator of Modern & Contemporary Drawings, The Morgan Library & Museum

4:45 pm
Tracing Figure: Asger Jorn’s 1940s Drawings

Niels Henriksen, Doctoral candidate, Department of Art and Archeology, Princeton University

The exhibition Dubuffet Drawings, 1935–1962 will be open for program attendees during museum hours, 10:30 am–9 pm.

Friday, October 28, 1:30–5:30 pm
Tickets: 
$15; $10 for members; free for students with valid ID.

Jean Dubuffet (1901-1985). Le Metro, March 1943, gouache CNAC/MNAM. Dist. RMN- Grand Palais/Art Resource, NY 2016 Artists Rights Society (ARS) New York/ADAGP, Paris. Photography by Philippe Migeat.

Please call (212) 685-0008 ext. 560 or e-mail [email protected] for information.