The new exhibit exploring the power of protest posters

Activist art.

[R]aising your voice has never been more important in 2k18. Showing signs of soliday matter and can be reached on a global scale in the Instagram age.  For instance, the Women’s March in 2017 – the biggest international feminist demonstration in decades – featured some beautiful and inspiring posters, signs and placades (Zadig & Voltaire even released a collection of tees, in collaboration with Italian artist Micol Sabbadini, plastered with images taken by Sabbadini at the March in New York).

A new exhibition Mai 68: Posters from the Revolution, to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the Mai 68 student riots in Paris, will continue an important conversation around the place of art within revolution. of the Mai 68 riots and the

The Lazinc gallery in London will be exhibiting over 50 original screen-printed posters employed during the revolution, as well as films, archival imagery and memorabilia from the Mai 68 riots. This unique collection of imagery was last exhibited at the Hayward Gallery in 2008 and now forms part of Lazinc’s permanent collection of counter culture and propaganda works. The posters became the visual symbols of the revolution, depicting solidarity between France’s students and workers; opposition to De Gaulle and parliament; and the denouncement of a fascist regime. For more information head to lazinc.com.

Mai 68, Posters from the Revolution, Une Jeuness Que L'Avenir, 1968, courtesy Lazinc

Mai 68, Posters from the Revolution, Une Jeuness Que L'Avenir, 1968, courtesy Lazinc

Mai 68, Posters from the Revolution, Le Meme Probleme La Meme Lutte, 1968, courtesy Lazinc

LEAD IMAGE - Mai 68, Posters from the Revolution, La Lutte Continue, 1968, courtesy Lazinc

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‘Mai 68: Posters from the Revolution’ exhibition runs until 12th May.