Quand la France s’ennuie: Revolt, Situationism, and 1968

date Sunday, 29 September 2013 time 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

👤 Milica Bogetic 🏢 Doris-Mae Gallery


Pierre Viansson-Ponté contributed the sexy French headline above, and perhaps the more telling subsequent line: “La jeunesse s’ennuie” in an 1968 article on the state of affairs of France and its permutation of 1968. The course will discuss intersections of art and politics as they manifested in the Situationist ‘movement’ and its role in the visual history of 1968, with specific reference to role of the poster and graffiti, as well as several subversive texts that came to characterize the spirit of situationism, such as Debord’s iconic “La Société du Spectacle,” among others. We will also make connections between the strategy of the situationists and that of the Occupy movement.


Doris-Mae Gallery
1716 14th St. NW
2nd Floor

Washington, DC
Neighborhood: U Street

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