Exhibition

‘Revolution I Love You': 1968 in Art, Politics and Philosophy

13 Nov 2008 – 19 Dec 2008

Event times

Open Monday to Saturday 12pm to 5pm (Wednesday 12pm to 7pm)

Cost of entry

Free

Birmingham, United Kingdom

Address

Travel Information

  • Number 11 outer Circle
  • Bournville station

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‘Revolution, I Love You' is a slogan from May '68 that recalls the exuberance, deep desire for change and belief in the possibility of freedom illuminating a precious moment of universal revolt. The exhibition investigates 1968 as an interlude of liberty and global resistance, focussing on the interplay between the politics of the street, radical philosophy, and the explosion of creative responses in the period. It considers the modalities of the unrest across Europe against the backdrop of contrasting economic and political systems in East and West. The exhibition brings together works created in the immediate aftermath of 1968, more recent artistic responses to the legacy of that world-changing year, as well as current approaches to contemporary social and political struggle. The participating artists are: Mladen Stilinovic, Tamás St.Auby, Zofia Kulik, Stefanos Tsivopoulos, Oliver Ressler, Fia-Stina Sandlund, Miklós Erhardt, Heath Bunting, Csaba Nemes, Zanny Begg, Marko Lulic, Tamás Kaszás, Jean-Baptiste Ganne and Nancy Davenport. Curators' Talk 'A Glossary of 1968' Maja and Reuben Fowkes, 3pm, 12 November Lecture Theatre, School of Art Bournville Artist's Talk Heath Bunting, 4pm, 12 November Lecture Theatre, School of Art Bournville

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