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Jacques Dupuis Valorisation

Belgium

Since 1997
Gustave Camus house
© Marie-Françoise Plissart, Archives Jacques Dupuis
De Landsheere house
© Marie-Françoise Plissart, Archives Jacques Dupuis

Goal

Promoting the work of the Modernist architect, designer and visual artist Jacques Dupuis (1914-1984).
 

Jacques Dupuis, 1960
© Archives Jacques Dupuis

Actions

— Assisting architects Jan Thomaes and Maurizio Cohen research team from 1997 till 2000, with Marie-Françoise Plissart, photographer, André Dartevelle, filmmaker, and Emmanuelle Dupuis, Jacques's daughter and film editor.

— With Emmanuelle Dupuis, co-founder and administrator of non-profit organization Le Parador asbl to promote and protect Jacques Dupuis's work in 2004.

— With Emmanuelle Dupuis, co-founder of Jacques Dupuis website www.jacquesdupuis.be, designed by Laure Bertrand www.laurebertrand.be.

— Tour guide and consultant for owners, occupants, students, researchers and Modernist enthusiasts.

Furniture designed for Zeeëgel house
© Marie-Françoise Plissart, Archives Jacques Dupuis
Fence designed for Everaert house
© Marie-Françoise Plissart, Archives Jacques Dupuis

“Newly arrived in Brussels, I started to be part of the research team in October 1997, assisting to build the Jacques Dupuis project involving two exhibitions (Grand Hornu, Mons, and De Singel, Antwerpen), two books (CFC éditions and La Lettre Volée éditions), and a movie by André Dartevelle, Filmmaker.

From March 2000, first exhibition at Grand Hornu, I became a tour guide escorting experts, teachers and students in Arts, Architecture and Design, in discovering Jacques Dupuis prolific work.
 

Ecoline by Jacques Dupuis
© Emmanuelle Dupuis

With Emmanuelle Dupuis and André Dartevelle, we then launched “Le Parador” nonprofit organization in March 2004. Our goal was to promote and preserve Jacques Dupuis's work, visual arts, architecture, photographs, archives... Focusing as well on his main role for the Expo '58, aka the “Brussels World's Fair” of 1958, Belgium.

Emmanuelle Dupuis, André Dartevelle and Julie Brunel visiting Huart house, October 28th 2007
© Julie Brunel

We organized numerous events such as conferences, guided tours and activities for our members and guests, and launched the dedicated website www.jacquesdupuis.be to match a larger audience with Dupuis Art.

Thanks to this particular experience, I have a strong overview and opinion about Modernist Architecture and Design and its legacy, considering the geopolitical aspects of it.”

 

Le Parador house back view
© Marie-Françoise Plissart, Archives Jacques Dupuis
Everaert house entrance
© Marie-Françoise Plissart, Archives Jacques Dupuis
Julie Brunel, Pascale Durieu and Mrs Hirsch during a guided tour
© Emmanuelle Dupuis
Marie-Thérèse Dupuis in her lounge room at Le Parador
© Marie-Françoise Plissart, Archives Jacques Dupuis
Teatable designed for Bedoret house
© Valérie Dartevelle, Archives Jacques Dupuis
Room divider designed for Esma Malmedy
© Alexis, Archives Jacques Dupuis
Outdoor furniture designed for Esma Auvelais
© Marie-Françoise Plissart, Archives Jacques Dupuis
Expo 58 Social housing pavilion, Brussels
© Alexis, Archives Jacques Dupuis
Website of the architect Jacques Dupuis by Laure Bertrand online in 2009.