In an extremely timely exhibition considering the spring of anti-cuts protests here in the UK and civil unrest elsewhere in the world, the Flash Projects gallery in London will launch an exhibition dedicated to fifty years of youth protest later this month.
Appropriately, the exhibition, called Street Fighting Man, takes its starting point at 1968, a year when violence gripped the streets of Paris and anti-war demonstrations occurred in London.
The exhibition explores the relationship between 1960s bands – such as The Rolling Stones, The Clash and The Slits – and this emergence of activism and features some iconic and unseen work by photographer Caroline Coon.
The exhibition also documents The Rolling Stones’ European tour, where many of the performances ended in violent riots, captured by Comet.
Street Fighting Man runs from 28 April – 4 June at Flash Projects, 5 Savile Row, London W1S.