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    Joël HUBAUT, France

 

Joël Hubaut, France

 

Joël Hubaut is a legendary contemporary French performance artist who never ceased to be rebel as to exist. His slogan directs his work : ”LET’S STOP TO MAKE ART ! LETS LIVE IT !”.

Joël Hubaut started with contemporary art at the end of the 1960’s stimulated by the writings of William Burroughs, the music of Éric Satie, by the Vienna Actionist group, pop art and the theoretical reflections of the BMPT group (Daniel Buren, Olivier Mosset, Michel Parmentier och Niele Toroni). Mixing all these heteroclite sources he oriented his activity towards a hybrid and monstruous mixture that he himself with humour qualifies as ”Peste-Moderne”.

From the beginning of the 1970’s he starts to create the first signs of his ”épidemik writing” that invades all kinds of media : objects-human bodies-vehicules-sites etc., thus developping a contaminating, rhizomic, pluridisciplinary and inter-media based process in the form of installations and performances.

Joël Hubaut is clearly an artist who is difficult to classify. He places the epidemic and contamination as (premonitory actions) in the centre of a reflection on art and society, his use of parody and derision can as such take on a really tragic dimension. He has already realised a large number of installations and performances in Europe, United-States, Brazil, Canada, Russia, Mexico, Japan and China. He is currently Professor in new media and performance at the

 


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