Beauty is in the Streets

Beauty Is In The Streets: A Visual Record Of The May 68 Uprising presents, for the first time, many of the posters created by Parisian group Atelier Populaire (“Popular Workshop”), an autonomous political art movement organised by students of the Ecole des Beaux Arts, alongside photos, manifestos and pamphlets of the time. It tells the story of how millions of French students, workers and citizens took to the streets in 1968 in opposition to Charles de Gaulle’s right-wing government, forcing him to call an election that he ultimately lost.

Read more: text by Huw Nesbitt