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Mai 68, 1968

may-68, 1968
Graphic material, 56 x 47 cm
Joan Rabascall experienced the riots by workers and students on the streets of Paris in May ’68. He actively participated, creating works that incorporate photographs of the revolt and a series of posters made in the public workshops. In this composition, the artist superimposes illustrations of consumer objects over photographs of young people in the streets with leaflets, cyclostyled pamphlets with revolutionary messages that were distributed on the street. Besides attacking the bourgeois system, the May revolt also critiqued the art world, in particular the concept of authorship and the commodification of the artwork.

Technical details

Original title:
Mai 68
Registration number:
2819
Artist:
Rabascall, Joan
Date created:
1968
Date acquired:
2006
Status:
On display
Fonds:
MACBA Collection. MACBA Consortium
Object type:
Graphic material
Media:
Offset lithography on paper
Dimensions:
56 x 47 cm (height x width)
Edition number:
Edició de 100
Room:
Meier Building, Level 1, Room 5
Credits:
MACBA Collection. MACBA Consortium. Gift of the artist
Copyright:
© Joan Rabascall, VEGAP, Barcelona
It has accessibility resources:
No

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