Forgotten Solidarities in the Atelier Populaire Posters

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Memou, A. 2019. Forgotten Solidarities in the Atelier Populaire Posters. Art and the Public Sphere.
AuthorsMemou, A.
Abstract

The paper examines some of the ‘forgotten’ posters of the Atelier Populaire, which were collectively produced by artists, workers, students and activists among others in the occupied Beaux-Arts school during the events of May ’68. The paper argues that alternative visual narratives are to be discovered in these posters, which break away from the representations of the events as youth revolt and the geographical reduction of the events to Paris and the Cartier Latin. Looking at them anew allows us to rediscover the unique solidarity among students, workers, farmers, the migrant workers and the unemployed, as well as to decipher the anti-capitalist character of the movement and its global dimensions.

KeywordsAtelier Populaire; posters; May '68; solidarity; anti-capitalist movement
JournalArt and the Public Sphere
ISSN2042-793X
2042-7948
Year2019
PublisherIntellect
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Accepted09 Jul 2019
Deposited08 Aug 2019
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