Mai 68Posters from the Revolution
This May marks the fiftieth anniversary of the Mai 68 riots; a revolutionary string of student protests in Paris. Art was truly embedded in this revolution, with unique screen-printed posters being plastered along the walls of France. Lazinc is fortunate enough to own a collection of these original posters and this May we’ll be exhibiting them for all to see.
Lazinc Sackville will be exhibiting over 50 posters employed during the revolution, as well as films, imagery and memorabilia from the Mai 68 riots. The gallery will even be recreating a screen-printing room from one of the Atelier Populaire studios, showing the working space in which the posters were created.
The exhibition itself raises several questions about the link between political posters and street art of today, with artists such as JR and Shepherd Fairy heavily using posters and paste-ups to relay their artistic messages. In a world of changes, it is also worth questioning where the posters would sit in today’s protests? How have they affected the art world we know today?