To commemorate the revolutionary spirit of 1968, and to celebrate its own 40th birthday, The Hayward is presenting the first major display in the UK of posters produced by students and workers in Paris during the strikes of May 1968.
These posters comprise some of the most brilliant graphic works ever to have been associated with a movement for social and political change.
Produced anonymously by art students and striking workers, the posters were distributed for free, their bold graphic messages appearing on the barricades, carried in demonstrations and plastered on walls across France.
The exhibition will include 46 posters drawn from the collection of the American writer and curator, Johan Kugelberg.
To complement this exhibition, Magnum Photos will present a projection of photographs by Bruno Barbey, whose record of the Paris riots produced some of the most iconic images from that year.
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