Thursday, March 13, 2008

Serge Hambourg

Artist: Serge Hambourg
Gallery: Berkeley Art Museum
Dates: March 12, 2008 - June 1, 2008

The placement of this exhibit on the Berkeley campus is appropriate. Looking through Serge's photographs makes the history of the protest seem much closer to my life time. With the added bonus that I could've met Jean-Luc Godard...(man with camera below)

"The protests of May 1968 had actually begun in March, with students at Nanterre, a university in the suburbs outside Paris. Their demands for reforms at the university level grew by early May into massive demonstrations in Paris against the government itself.

In mid-May, seven to ten million students and workers went out on a general strike; coupled with wildcat and sit-down strikes, this event virtually shut down the economy for two weeks.">link

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