“Images en Lutte” at the Ecole Beaux Arts is part of Paris’ 50th anniversary commemoration of May 1968. The exhibition begins with posters made by Beaux Arts students who created an “Atelier Populaire” while occupying their school… until they got kicked out by the police. The workshop—Atelier populaire, oui. Atelier bourgeois, non—was an artists’ collective with no single artist signing work. In two months it plastered the city streets with about 800 silkscreen posters (with a run of 2000 copies each).
In addition to a couple hundred vintage May 1968 posters the exhibition revisits the visual culture —leaflets, video clips, paintings, installations—of the far left in France between 1968 and 1977. Especially interesting is a hands-on library for purusing radical magazines and books from back in the day.
Images en lutte, to May 20, 2018 at Palais des Beaux Arts, 13, quai Malazuais, 6e