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WHO WAS 1968?

28 September 2018 until 13 January 2019

The year 1968 marks a turning point that ushered in a new era. Across Western Europe and in the United States student protests and workers’ revolts called into question the post-war power structure itself, while Soviet tanks bulldozed the Prague Spring into the ground and signalled the end of the hope that the Eastern Bloc would open up to the West.

This exhibition harks back to the echoes of 1968 in Linz and in Upper Austria. Embracing the arts, architecture, music, film and literature, it unfolds for the first time a synoptic map on which key figures and moments of local history – some largely unknown to this day – are accorded a place. It enables visitors to embark on exploratory trips and to survey the rich fabric of relationships and linkages that includes Points of contact with international scenarios and trends. Experiments in the aesthetic field were begun with a view to escaping from the cultural stuffiness of the first two post-war decades.

Curators: Hedwig Saxenhuber, Georg Schöllhammer


WHO WAS 1968?
architect meeting at afo
Monday, 23 April, 5 pm
A discussion for the upcoming exibition Who was 1968? in LENTOS and NORDICO. In order to get to the bottom of the artistic and cultural developments of the period around 1968, architects and city planners who were active at the time or who feel an affinity to the '68s are invited to come to the architekturforum oberösterreich.
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Thursday, 27 September 2018, 7 pm

Free admission

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