image for Exhibition item typeLong Division: The Revolution of Everyday Life at Wakefield Precinct

Exhibition, Wed 30 May 2018, free entry

Revolution of Everyday Life

Revolution of Everyday Life

Contact

Artwalk Wakefield

Address

Wakefield City Centre,
Wakefield,
WF1 1JY

Details

Fifty years ago, the streets of Paris were covered with posters created by art students to fuel the revolutionary protests of May-June,1968.

As a prelude to their forthcoming artistic performance as part of the Long Division festival, the art collective @.ac (www.attackdotorg.com) will be flyposting various sites across the city with images that attempt to bring Wakefield in 2018 and the Paris of 1968 into a radical dialogue, via the seductive power of Rock ‘n’ Roll.

These posters will recirculate original images from the ‘French May’ around the streets and walls of Wakefield, posted in arrangements designed to evoke the activist art of the 1960s, particularly the work of the French artist Daniel Buren. At the same time, these poster-interventions are also designed to connote the aesthetic of the guerrilla marketing of rock ‘n’ roll gigs on the walls of music venues and city streets.

Fragments of song lyrics from 1968 should be recognisable within these poster works, emphasising the continuing revolutionary potential of youth culture, particularly popular music. This is not which is not intended as a nostalgic lament for a lost revolutionary zeitgeist, but as a catalyst for a critical debate about politics and Wakefield today.

In dedication to the recently published ‘Manifesto for a New Wakefield’ these poster works also are an homage to the long forgotten, but influential, local activist band, the Wakefield Revolutionary Force.

Cash PointCoach parties acceptedPostboxPublic toiletsTelephone (public)Accepts groups

Event details

Dates Times
Wed 30 May 2018 17:00 to 23:30

Prices

Free entry

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Location

Directions

See location of Wakefield Precinct on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SE 330209  Lat: 53.68352 Long: -1.50182

By Road:
Jct 41 off the M1 will lead you straight into the city centre
On street parking is available as well as many multi-storey car parks.

By Public Transport:
Nearest train station: Wakefield Westgate Railway Station
Nearest bus station: Wakefield Bus Station
The Free City Bus is available from Wakefield Westgate Railway Station or Wakefield Bus Station that stops off in the city centre.

Facilities

  • Cash PointCash Point
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • PostboxPostbox
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups