Jean Dupuy

Thursday September 15th, 2011
Western Front Lodge, 7:30 PM
Presented with the generous support of the Consulat général de France à Vancouver and Institut Français, Paris.


Now 85 years old, Jean Dupuy is a pioneer of work combining art and technology. His expansive genre includes conceptual art, performance art, painting, installations, and video art. In the 1970s he curated many performance art events involving different artists from Fluxus, New York’s avant-garde and neo-dada scenes.

Dupuy started his career as a painter, but in 1967 – 1968 destroyed most of his works by throwing them into the Seine. On moving to New York he worked in collaboration with artists such as George Maciunas, Nam June Paik, Claes Oldenburg, Charlemagne Palestine, George Maciunas, Carolee Schneemann, Joan Jonas, Richard Serra, Gordon Matta-Clark, Robert Filliou, Charles Dreyfus, Laurie Anderson, Phillip Glass and Charlotte Moorman.

For LIVE2011, Jean Dupuy will, in collaboration with the Western Front, be creating a new artwork.