Francis Picabia, Gabriële Buffet-Picabia et Guillaume Apollinaire, 1917 © BHVP / Roger-Viollet

29 Sep 2022

Gabrielle Buffet, an anti-muse

Bernard Marcadé
Paris, France
The École des modernités At the Institut Giacometti

This lecture will focus on Gabrielle Buffet-Picabia, a key figure in understanding the historical context of the European avant-garde from the 1910s to the 1930s.

A musician by training, she played a decisive role in the work of Francis Picabia, but also of Marcel Duchamp. Her writings on these two artists, as well as her later work on Igor Stravinsky and Alexander Calder, reveal a strong relationship with the most radical forms of twentieth-century art.

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Bernard Marcadé © Roberto Martinez

Bernard Marcadé is an art historian, art critic and exhibition curator. He teaches at the École Nationale Supérieure d'Arts de Paris-Cergy.
He was co-curator of the exhibition "Féminin-masculin, le sexe de l'art" (Centre Georges, 1995 with Marie-Laure Bernadac) and of "Cet été-là, exposition de variétés" (C.R.AC. Sète, 1998, with Noëlle Tissier), and one of the curators of "La Force de l'Art" (Grand Palais, Paris, 2006). He published numerous books, magazine articles and catalogues on modern and contemporary art, including Magritte, Picabia, Lautréamont, Duchamp and Penck.
He is the author of two major biographies: Marcel Duchamp, la vie à crédit (Flammarion, 2007), and Francis Picabia, rastaquouère (Flammarion 2021).

29 September at 6:30pm

Lecture in French

Online or on site at the Giacometti Lab, 9 rue Victor Schœlcher

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