soixante-huit

Fifty years ago, the demonstrations of May 68 turned the streets of Paris and Nanterre upside down, and shook France to its very core. Linked with a vast international protest movement, it brought about profound changes in French society.

Fifty years on, various cultural institutions explore the history and legacy of May 68 through get-togethers, exhibitions, newly-opened archives, participatory workshops, theatre, music, debates and talks casting fresh light on the events.

Uniting the programmes of several cultural partners in Paris and the surrounding region, this site is designed to share these rich and varied tributes with a broad public.

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Université
Paris Nanterre
THIS YEAR UNIVERSITY PARIS NANTERRE WILL MARK THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE “EVENTS” BY CELEBRATING, DELVING INTO AND REINVENTING THE SPIRIT OF MAY 1968 THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE YEAR UNDER THE BANNER OF “1968-2018: DARE TO HAVE IDEAS!”.
With its 34,000 students and strong identity in the humanities and social sciences, University Paris Nanterre has chosen to re-address on its campus the questions of “imagination in power” (a famous May 1968 slogan) and the connections between art and politics. This will be done by involving the university’s entire community in powerful and special events dedicated to creation and exchanges. Between January and October the campus will open to as large a public as possible and will welcome numerous distinguished guests for different celebration days during which both debates and artistic performances will be held. These exchanges, performances and projections will be the opportunity to broaden the scope of May 1968 within time and space, and to rethink our relation to towns, work, politics, art and the group in society, from the perspective of both youth and intersecting generations.

Address
200 avenue de la République
92001 Nanterre Cedex


PROGRAM
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Nanterre-
Amandiers
FROM APRIL TO MAY 2018, NANTERRE-AMANDIERS THEATRE HOSTS ITS OWN CELEBRATION OF THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE MAY 68 PROTESTS, WITH ART PIECES WHOSE COMMON THREAD IS TO PROBE THE UNCHARTED TERRITORY OF UTOPIA.
Departing from any nostalgic memorial, “Mondes possibles” interrogates the utopia of May 68 and brings together the creations of European artists and thinkers. While some projects trace the militant and libertarian legacy of the events, others look to the times ahead, envisioning possible worlds for the future: installations, open air shows, chronicle of the city of Nanterre, ABCs of philosophy, lecture, concert, films, or dance piece.

Partners: Centre Culturel Suisse de Paris (Extra Ball Festival), Université Paris-Nanterre (Global 68), Centre national des arts plastiques

Address
Centre dramatique national
7, avenue Pablo-Picasso
92022 Nanterre Cedex


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Cité de l’architecture & du patrimoine
"May' 68. Architecture as well!" 1968, student revolt, trade union, social and artistic revolt, of the way of thinking or making cities, of simply living. Teach and do architecture differently.
The Cité de l’architecture & du patrimoine offers its visitors an exceptionally diverse cultural experience organised in a single, unique location occupying 22,000m² in the heart of Paris. From urban renewal to the revitalisation of our cultural heritage, questions of the city occupy us daily. A public entity under the umbrella of the Ministry of Culture and Communications, the role of the Cité is to be a source of information and knowledge in all questions related to the quality of architecture, from the upgrading of our cultural heritage to the preservation of the urban environment. Aimed at both the general public and a more specialist audience, the programme of the Cité is highly diversified: permanent and temporary exhibitions, teaching and workshops, symposia, debates, projections...
Specialists in the areas of architecture and urbanism are invited to take advantage of the courses offered by the École de Chaillot as well as the library and the archives of the Cité.

Address
Palais de Chaillot
1 place du Trocadéro
75016 Paris 16


PROGRAM
16 May - 17 September
May ’68: Architecture as well!
The exhibition May ’68. Architecture also invites us to revisit the twenties (1962-1984) which saw the renewal of education and architecture, urban planning.

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Beaux-Arts
de Paris
FRUIT DES REGARDS CROISÉS DE DEUX DISCIPLINES SOUVENT OPPOSÉES, L’HISTOIRE DE L’ART ET L’HISTOIRE, L’EXPOSITION « IMAGES EN LUTTE » PROPOSE UNE LECTURE DOCUMENTÉE DE CE MOMENT PARTICULIER DE L’HISTOIRE CONTEMPORAINE, LES ANNÉES 1968-1974, OÙ L’ART ET LE POLITIQUE, LA CRÉATION ET LES LUTTES SOCIALES ET POLITIQUES FURENT INTIMEMENT MÊLÉS.
Beaux-Arts is located in the heart of Saint-Germain-des- Prés in Paris, steps away from the Louvre Museum. The first mission of Beaux-Arts is to educate and train students planning to devote themselves to high-level artistic creation. The school has a history spanning more than 350 years, training many of the great artists in Europe. The origins of the school go back to 1648 when the Académie des Beaux-Arts was founded. Since then the institution has maintained its original studio teaching method. Beaux-Arts, which spreads over five acres between the rue Bonaparte and the Quai Malaquais, houses prestigious historical collections and holds exhibitions in the Quai Malaquais and Chapel throughout the year.

Address
Palais des Beaux-Arts
13 quai Malaquais
75006 Paris


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Centre
Pompidou
"MAI 68 – ASSEMBLÉE GÉNÉRALE" (MAY 68: GENERAL MEETING) IS A LIVE DEMONSTRATION THAT CELEBRATES AND EXPLORES THE TOPICALITY OF MAY 68, ACCESSIBLE AT NO CHARGE FOR THREE WEEKS IN THE CENTRE POMPIDOU'S FORUM -1.
Boasting iconic architecture designed by Renzo Piano and Richard Rogers, the Centre Pompidou was inaugurated in 1977. In a single building, it houses one of the world's top museums, containing Europe's leading collection of modern and contemporary art, as well as cinemas, theatres, educational activity areas and a research library for 20th and 21st century art. It also has partnerships with a public reading library and a music research institute (IRCAM).
As a platform creating links between society and contemporary creation, the Centre Pompidou is a place for the people. It welcomes over 3 million visitors each year, and its mission is to reach out to an ever-broader public, offering them the means to explore the most recent and active contemporary creation by establishing close relations with artists.

Address
Place Georges Pompidou
75004 Paris


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Archives
nationales
ON THE OCCASION OF THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF 1968, THE ARCHIVES NATIONALES ORGANIZE AN EXHIBITION PRESENTING THE EVENTS OF MAY-JUNE 1968 FROM THE GOVERNMENT POINT OF VIEW.

A civic institution supporting the collective memory.
Collecting, conserving, communicating, explaining and showcasing its holdings, and promoting a sense of citizenship among young people are the fundamental roles of the Archives Nationales.

Created during the French Revolution, the Archives Nationales preserves the public archives of the various political regimes from the 7th century to the present day, as well as deeds of Parisian notaries and private archival holdings.
The Law of 7 Messidor Year II (27 June 1794) established free access to the state’s archives as an assurance of democratic governance and state transparency.
Around 350 linear kilometres of archives are conserved, in all formats, together with millions of native digital files.

Among these documents are items which symbolise key moments in French history such as Merovingian papyri, the trial of the Templars, Louis XVI’s journal, the Tennis Court Oath, the Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen, Napoleon’s will, the successive French Constitutions, and the first numerical census of the population in 1962.



Address
Site of Paris
60, rue des Francs-Bourgeois
75003 Paris

Site of Pierrefitte-sur-Seine
59, rue Guynemer
93383 Pierrefitte-sur-Seine


PROGRAM
24 May - 22 September
68, From A Government Point Of View
In Pierrefitte-sur-Seine from 24 May to 22 September

3 May - 17 September
68, From A Government Point Of View
The events of May-June 1968 seen by the ruling power.

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Bibliothèque
nationale de France
50 YEARS AFTER THE EVENTS OF MAY-JUNE 1968, THE EXHIBITION “ICONS OF MAY 68 : PICTURES TELL THEIR OWN STORIES” BRINGS TO LIGHT THE CONDITIONS OF THEIR CULTURAL ADVENT IN THE COLLECTIVE MEMORY.

The Bibliothèque nationale de France is one of the oldest and largest libraries in the world. It welcomes visitors on four locations in Paris and keeps its collections alive thanks to a rich calendar of cultural events.

The BnF collects, preserves and highlights the national heritage. Its collections, gathered through the legal deposit and thanks to an active acquisition policy, are unique in the world: 15 million books and periodicals but also manuscripts, prints, photographs, maps and plans, scores, coins, medals, sound, video and multimedia documents, sets, costumes… that are constantly increasing. All intellectual, artistic and scientific disciplines are represented and classified according to some encyclopaedic approach. The premises of the BnF welcome over one million visitors every year. Gallica, the digital library of the BnF, provides free access to over 4 million documents.



Address
BnF | François-Mitterrand
Quai François-Mauriac,
75013 Paris


PROGRAM
17 April - 26 August
Icônes de Mai 68. Les images ont une histoire
50 ans après Mai 68, l'exposition revient sur la construction médiatique de notre mémoire visuelle collective.

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La Cinémathèque
française
ESSENTIAL MEETING PLACE FOR FILM ENTHUSIASTS, LIVING MUSEUM OF CINEMA, LA CINÉMATHÈQUE FRANÇAISE REVISITS MAY 68 THROUGH A GREAT EXHIBITION DEDICATED TO CHRIS MARKER AND THE REPRODUCTION OF THE VERY FIRST DIRECTORS' FORTNIGHT FROM MAY 69.
In 1936, the visionary Henri Langlois founded La Cinémathèque française to stop the destruction of films, costumes, sets, posters and other cinematic treasures. He was the first person to consider cinema an art worth conserving, restoring and displaying.
Eight decades later, in a decidedly contemporary building entirely dedicated to the world of film, La Cinémathèque française offers a unique view of cinema through one of the finest cinematic collections in the world and a varied range of activities for the public:
Exhibitions on major figures and key moments in the history of cinema (Tim Burton, Metropolis, Lanternes magiques, Pedro Almodovar, François Truffaut, Jacques Tati, Stanley Kubrick, Scorsese,...), des films and talks (40 films a week, 4 cinema screens), a film library (22,500 books, 500 specialist magazines and journals, 23,000 posters, 12,000 films), collections (40,000 films, 3000 costumes, 23,000 posters, 14,500 drawings, 2300 objects), a cinema museum, activities for young visitors and a bookshop.

Address
51 rue de Bercy
75012 Paris


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Université
Paris
Nanterre
Nanterre-Amandiers
Cité
de l’architecture
& du patrimoine
Beaux‑Arts
de Paris
Centre
Pompidou
Archives
nationales
Bibliothèque
nationale
de France
La Cinémathèque
française

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24 May - 22 September

68, FROM A GOVERNMENT POINT OF VIEW

Archives nationales (site de Pierrefitte-sur-Seine)

Exhibition


68, From A Government Point Of View

68, Voices of Protest

Free entry Monday to Saturday, 9.00 am to 4.45 pm
Closed on public holidays

To mark the 50th anniversary of 1968, the Archives Nationales is organising an exhibition presenting the events of May-June 1968 as seen by the authorities of the time.

Ten million workers on strike, young people in the streets, public services at a standstill, a paralysed economy: the state faced a major social crisis which threatened to shake its very foundations. The entire country was affected, including all sectors of activity. The French Presidency, members of the government, central administrative officials and the State Security Court were among the authority figures and organisations seeking to contain the protests and ensure the continued survival of the state.

What should they do? Which methods should they use? And how could they subsequently make the institutional changes that would prevent any future movements of this magnitude?

'68, From A Government Point Of View thus invites us to discover the events of 1968 from the other side of the barricades, from the offices of administrative bodies, the prefecture, and the executive authorities, in the form of archive documents, most of which have never been seen before.

Archives nationales
(site de Pierrefitte-sur-Seine)

59 rue Guynemer
93380 Pierrefitte-sur-Seine
PRICES
Free

2 July - 23 September

1968, QUELLE HISTOIRE !
BARRICADES, EXPRESSION, RÉPRESSION

Les Rencontres de la photographie d’Arles - Croisière

Exhibition


Archives de la Préfecture de Police, de Gamma-Rapho-Keystone, de Paris Match, Marcelo Brodsky.

1968 : les Trente Glorieuses paraissent apporter confort et modernité. La société prend un coup de jeune, les enfants du baby-boom de l’après-guerre atteignent l’adolescence. Avec leurs propres modèles et leur culture, ils ne se retrouvent pas dans les valeurs jugées archaïques de leurs aînés. Mobilisation, impopularité, combats de rue, nuits blanches et bagarres : les archives de la préfecture de police de Paris montrent l’autre côté des barricades. On suivra aussi la chronologie des « événements » au travers des affiches, produites pour beaucoup par les étudiants des Beaux-Arts de Paris, aidés et conseillés par des artistes. Afin de comprendre comment le pays a basculé dans la plus grande grève générale que le pays ait connu jusqu’alors, des photographies, documents, livres et affiches montrent le contexte social, culturel et politique de cette année 68. Pour clore le parcours, l’artiste argentin Marcelo Brodsky présente son travail, réalisé à partir de documents d’archives sur l’embrasement du monde.

1968, Quelle histoire! Du 2 juillet au 23 septembre aux Rencontres de la photographie d'Arles

Commissaire de l’exposition : Bernadette Caille.

Textes de Ludivine Bantigny et Patrick Boucheron.

En collaboration avec les Archives de la Préfecture de Police, de Paris Match et de Gamma-Rapho-Keystone.

Publications :

Mémoires de police dans la tourmente de mai 68, Charles Diaz, Éditions Textuel, 2017.

Une révolution esthétique ? Mai 68, des affiches «au service du peuple » (titre provisoire), Bernadette Caille, Michel Dixmier, Sam Stourdzé, Actes Sud, 2018.

Les Rencontres de la photographie d’Arles - Croisière
65 boulevard Émile Combes
13200 Arles
TARIFS
Accès à l'exposition inclus dans les forfaits des Rencontres d'Arles

5 June - 23 September

GORDON MATTA CLARK. ANARCHITECTE

Jeu de Paume

Exhibition


S’installant à New York peu après la fin de ses études à l’école d’architecture de l’université Cornell (1962-1968), Gordon Matta-Clark commence à produire une série d’œuvres in situ dont le propos semble être de procéder à une anatomie du corps même du paysage urbain : il découpe et démantèle littéralement les structures des bâtiments, exhibant ce qui subsiste à titre de preuve.

Ces actions ont lieu, pour la plupart, dans le sud du Bronx à une époque où le quartier connaît un fort déclin économique en raison de l’exode massif de la classe moyenne vers la banlieue. Nombre de bâtiments abandonnés deviennent ainsi le terrain privilégié d’intervention de Matta-Clark. L’une des séries les plus iconiques de la période, Bronx Cuts, deviendra emblématique de son travail et servira de base à d’autres projets ambitieux tels que Conical Intersect (Paris, 1975) ou Office Baroque (Anvers, 1977).

Retraçant le parcours de l’artiste depuis ses premières interventions dans le Bronx, l’exposition « Gordon Matta-Clark. Anarchitecte » propose une nouvelle lecture de son œuvre et de son influence sur l’art et l’architecture contemporains.

Avec plus d'une centaine d'œuvres et réunissant un large éventail de médiums – photographie, vidéo, sculpture et gravure –, l’exposition emprunte aussi à la collection permanente du Bronx Museum pour présenter des œuvres qui, du fait de leur lien avec la culture urbaine contemporaine, éclairent le contexte dans lequel s’inscrit la passionnante critique de l’architecture proposée par Gordon Matta-Clark.

Jeu de Paume
1 place de la concorde
75008 Paris

16 May - 17 September

MAY ’68: ARCHITECTURE AS WELL!

Cité de l’architecture & du patrimoine

Exhibition


May ’68: that’s enough of the Beaux-Arts! Let’s invent something new! But what, in which way? We’ll see…

The directions taken by architecture and its teaching from the mid-­‐1960s on wards are many, and their intersections can be fraught with danger. The first significant disturbances at the Beaux‐Arts School around 1966 were accompanied by the most advanced students’ espousal of the “Majuscule” Theory, with an emphasis on the decisive contribution of the humanities to the status of the intellectual.Involvement is not only political – leftwing, it goes without saying – but also intellectual, inextricablytending towards theoretical renewal.Aware of the unavoidable oncoming transformation, the authorities tried to accompany this movement by developing in 1962 a project of educational reform that May ’68 made redundant. At the very next start of the academic year, architecture and its teaching reinvented themselves outside the Beaux-­‐Arts establishment, in independent UPAs (Architectural Teaching Units). The generation trained there, although at first united around rejection of a pedagogical and professional framework deemed obsolete, created ideals and saught to pass on some common references and perceptions.The pivotal years lasted from 1968 until the 1977 vote for a law on architecture. They reflected pioneering exuberance, especially as it redirected architecture towards quality, after the domination of quantity during the Post-­‐war years. Architects test new concept al and formal hypothesesbetween technical experimentation, utopia, return to form, city, history.

The exhibition “May ’68: Architecture as well!” invites you to revisit this field of possibilities, these fifteen years (1962 to 1977) that saw the renewal of education accompany that of architecture, urban planning and their associated professions.

The scathing rejection of the Beaux Art tradition, or at least of its evolution, the involvement of those who made the years around 1968 a time of change, the reinvention of forms and educational content that followed, and eventually the hypotheses that were formulated for society and architecture – these are the great thematic lines that allow us to analyse the aspiration to make architecture otherwise

Curators :

Caroline Maniaque, architect and historian. Professor of History and Architectural Cultures at the Ecole nationale supérieure d'architecture de Normandie

Eleanor Marantz, historian. Lecturer in the history of contemporary architecture, University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne

Jean-Louis Violeau, sociologist. Professor at the Ecole nationale supérieure d'architecture de Nantes / researcher at the Centre de Recherche Nantais Architectures Urbanités

Cité de l’architecture & du patrimoine
1, Place du Trocadéro
75016 Paris
PRICES
5€ / 3€

17 April - 26 August

ICÔNES DE MAI 68. LES IMAGES ONT UNE HISTOIRE

Bibliothèque nationale de France (site François-Mitterrand)

Exhibition


50 ans après les événements de mai-juin 1968, cette exposition revient sur la construction médiatique de notre mémoire visuelle collective. Elle permet de suivre la trajectoire d’images célèbres – les portraits de Daniel Cohn-Bendit face à un CRS par Gilles Caron et de la « Marianne de 68 » de Jean-Pierre Rey ; de comprendre comment et pourquoi la mémoire visuelle de Mai 68 se conjugue en noir et blanc alors que les événements ont été couverts en couleurs par la presse de l’époque ; de découvrir qu’en marge de la presse magazine, des initiatives d’expositions et de projections photographiques ont vu le jour face à une vision médiatique dominante des faits ; ou encore de saisir pourquoi la première « nuit des barricades » – qui fit « monter à la une » des magazines les affrontements de mai 1968 – n’a paradoxalement laissé aucune image persistante, aucune icône… Autant de clés pour appréhender le rôle majeur des acteurs médiatiques et éditoriaux dans l’élaboration des représentations des faits.

Voir aussi l'exposition virtuelle http://expositions.bnf.fr/mai68/index.htm

TARIFS
tarif plein 9€, tarif réduit 7€

3 May - 17 September

68, FROM A GOVERNMENT POINT OF VIEW

Archives nationales (site de Paris)

Exhibition


68, Les archives du pouvoir

Authority in crisis

From 3 May to 17 September 2018 at the Archives Nationales (Paris)
Monday to Friday, 10.00 am to 5.30 pm
Saturday and Sunday from 2.00 pm to 5.30 pm
Closed Tuesdays and public holidays

To mark the 50th anniversary of 1968, the Archives Nationales is organising an exhibition presenting the events of May-June 1968 as seen by the authorities of the time.

Ten million workers on strike, young people in the streets, public services at a standstill, a paralysed economy: the state faced a major social crisis which threatened to shake its very foundations. The entire country was affected, including all sectors of activity.
The French Presidency, members of the government, central administrative officials and the State Security Court were among the authority figures and organisations seeking to contain the protests and ensure the continued survival of the state.

Archives nationales
(site de Paris)

60, rue des Francs-Bourgeois
75003 Paris
PRICES
Full price: 8 €, reduced price: 5 €