"Europunk" at Cité de la Musique in Paris
Born in the aftermath of the May 1968 events and the hippie period, in a context of economic crisis and ideological standstill, the punk movement was as complex as it was fundamental.
Europunk presents the visual creations of the punk wave, which appeared in the second half of the 1970s in the United Kingdom and France, as well as Germany, Switzerland, Italy, the Netherlands, Scandinavia and Spain.
Shining a light on the personalities and artists at the origins of the movement, such as the group Bazooka or Jamie Reid, the exhibition also brings together anonymous works collected throughout Europe. Through images and music, it bears witness to the unprecedented energy of this ambiguous, chaotic and radical revolution without a cause.
Punks rejected art but wanted to change the world with each of the images it created. The 500 or so objects presented here have not just been selected because they appeal or are of interest in the sole context of punk, but because they retain something of the urgency which ran through their creation – and thus a kind of beauty, however paradoxical it may be.
By displaying the incredible quality and vitality of these alternative modes of artistic production, Europunk seeks to underline how much the punk counterculture embodied the desire to wipe out the past and marked a deep cultural renewal.
Fanzines, posters, flyers, leaflet, disc's sleeve, clothes, more of 500 crafts show the amazing quality and vitality of this alternative artistic's way of production. Europunk wants to underline how much the punk counterculture has succeed in embodying the will of erase the past but also an important cultural resurgence.
- Tuesday to Thursday, 12 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Night-opening until 10 p.m.: on Fridays and Saturdays
- Sunday: from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Closed on Mondays, december 25 and january, 1.
- Last admission: 45 minutes before the museum closes
Admission fees and rates
- Full price: 9 €
- Reduced price: 7,20 €
- 26 to 28: 7,20 €
- Under 26: 5 €
- Disabled Concession tickets and companion,Children under 6: Free
- Exhibition ticket gives an acess to the museum collections