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This Will Have Been: Art, Love & Politics in the 1980s

Wednesday, Feb 27, 2013 10:00a to 5:00p

The 1980s brought us Reaganomics, the AIDS/HIV crisis, feminism, and a change in the art world. The role of artists and the rise of globalism are explored at "This Will Have Been: Art, Love & Politics in the 1980s," an exhibit of more than 100 works by 90 artists. The show is divided into four sections: "The End Is Near," "Democracy," "Gender Trouble," and "Desire and Longing." - June Wulff, Globe Staff

An ambitious historical overview of the main currents of art-making in the 1980s, from neo-expressionism
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Institute of Contemporary Art
100 Northern Ave.
Boston, MA 02210
(617) 478-3100
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(no rating) Nov. 15, 2012 - Boston Moms - Sebastian Smee, Globe Staff

The ’50s! The ’60s! The ’70s! Surveying distant decades can remind us of our better selves. More often, though — like adults looking back at a collective adolescence — we find ourselves laughing at earlier naiveties.

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Mar 02, 2013 - timothytegan
Dark Days Revisited

Be prepared to relive the 80's that we all created angst about: Ignorance, AIDS, oppression, hate, greed, lust, drugs, promiscuity,being bizarre just to be noticed. Art is such a telling window to our souls. Time to pull the curtains.

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