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Jean-Jacques Lebel

Year of birth, place
1936, Paris, France
Biography

Jean-Jacques Lebel lives and works mainly in Paris. The artist and political activist was chief editor as early as 1955 for the Florence-based art, politics, and poetry magazine Front Unique. In 1960, he staged the first Happening in Europe with "L'Enterrement de la Chose" and published one of the first French essays on the genre of Happenings. He personally continues to create Happenings, performances, and actions on all continents and simultaneously remains active in the visual arts, as a poet, and politically.
In addition to his artistic work, in 1960 and 1961 he organized the international demonstration and group show "L'Anti-Procès" in opposition to the Algerian war and torture. In 1964 he was the creative mind behind the "Festival de la Libre Expression" and in 1979 the "Festival International POLYPHONIX," both of which involved discussions by poets, filmmakers, and musicians from widely diverse countries. Jean-Jacques Lebel has worked together with, among others, Claes Oldenburg, Allan Kaprow, Tetsumi Kudo, Erró, Carolee Schneemann, Yoko Ono, Daniel Pommereulle, Nam June Paik, and Robert Filliou.

[2008]

  • Cover der Publikation »Car Culture«
    • Peter Weibel (Ed.)
    • Car Culture
    • 2011
    • Exhibition catalog, Anthology
    • Language: German
    • Die Ausstellung »Car Culture. Medien der Mobilität« und das vorliegende Buch zeigen erstmals die Parallelentwicklung der physischen und virtuellen Mobilität, beziehungsweise Kommunikation, von Hertz bis zum Handy, vom Automobil bis zum Mobilfunk...

  • Cover der Publikation »William S. Burroughs: Cut«
    • Axel Heil and Ian McFadyen (Eds.)
    • William S. Burroughs: Cut
    • Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Köln, 2013
    • Exhibition catalog
    • Language: German
    • Works such as »Naked Lunch« or »The Soft Machine« have made William Seward Burroughs (1917–1997) a world-renowned author. He further developed Brion Gysin’s method of “cut-up” and therewith was a driving force for the literature of the second...

  • Cover der Publikation »Deleuze und die Künste«
    • Peter Gente and Peter Weibel (Eds.)
    • Deleuze und die Künste
    • Suhrkamp, Frankfurt am Main, 2007
    • Anthology, Conference proceedings
    • Language: German
    • Das Philosophieren von Deleuze ist verführerisch, es sprengt die Grenzen der Wissenschaft, der Universität und des akademischen Stils. Es sympathisiert mit den Künsten und ist zugleich ein großer Versuch, die Philosophie zu erneuern, sie aus der...

  • Cover der Publikation »Jean Jacques Lebel: Die höchste Kunst ist der Aufstand«
  • Cover der Publikation »Jean-Jacques Lebel: Barrikaden«
    • Axel Heil, Robert Fleck and Alyce Mahon (Eds.)
    • Jean-Jacques Lebel: Barrikaden
    • Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Köln, 2014
    • Exhibition catalog, Anthology
    • Language: German
    • The book is devoted to the artistic work of Jean-Jacques Lebel. The focus is on the happenings of the 1960s, which are documented in numerous illustrations and analyzed in detail by Alyce Mahon, a professor at Cambridge. Texts by Félix Guattari (...

  • Cover der Publikation »Jean-Jacques Lebel: Barrikaden«
    • Axel Heil, Robert Fleck and Alyce Mahon (Eds.)
    • Jean-Jacques Lebel: Barricades
    • Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Köln, 2014
    • Exhibition catalog, Anthology
    • Language: English
    • The book is devoted to the artistic work of Jean-Jacques Lebel. The focus is on the happenings of the 1960s, which are documented in numerous illustrations and analyzed in detail by Alyce Mahon, a professor at Cambridge. Texts by Félix Guattari (...

  • Cover der Publikation »William S. Burroughs: Cut (English)«
    • Axel Heil and Ian McFadyen (Eds.)
    • William S. Burroughs: Cut (English)
    • Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Köln, 2013
    • Exhibition catalog
    • Language: German
    • Works such as »Naked Lunch« or »The Soft Machine« have made William Seward Burroughs (1917–1997) a world-renowned author. He further developed Brion Gysin’s method of “cut-up” and therewith was a driving force for the literature of the second...

  • Buchcover mit einem Ausschnitt von Fernand Legers Gemälde »Constructeurs« (1951)
    • Eckhart Gillen, Peter Weibel (eds.)
    • Art in Europe 1945–1968. Facing the Future
    • Lannoo, Tielt, 2016
    • Exhibition catalog
    • Language: English
    • The Second World War also shattered the art world. Facing the Future: Art in Europe 1945-1968 shows how such artists as Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, Ossip Zadkine, Henry Moore, Renato Guttuso, Fernand Léger, Yves Klein, Gerhard Richter and...

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