This exhibition presents 50 years of the artist's work. The works are not hung chronologically, but juxtaposed to create a dialogue between times that are often far apart.
In the early 1970s, Bernard Joubert began a very minimalist work. Simple, open geometric forms are drawn by ribbons hung directly on the walls. White walls of galleries and museums, but also those of the street, saturated with urban disorder.
In the 1990s and 2000s, he produced what he called "Paintings of paintings". He reproduced a Romanesque fresco, a vanity by Philippe de Champaigne or a self-portrait by Van Gogh. He does this with great respect for the work, but with a pictorial protocol of displacements and superimpositions, transforming the reading of the painting to a greater or lesser extent.
In the 2010s, he also developed paintings on engravings, photographs, etc.