The 1980s were a time of radical shifts and realignments in art, with the rise of photography, the ascendance of neo-expressionism and other seemingly contradictory changes that reflected the era’s political upheavals. Helen Molesworth, chief curator at the Institute of Contemporary Art, has organized a groundbreaking show that reviews the ’80s in depth: This Will Have Been.
Despite frequent claims that the art of the period was deeply cynical, Molesworth sees it as a time of intense grappling with the role of the artist in an increasingly commodified world.
On Tuesday, Jan. 8, WBUR arts reporter Andrea Shea will discuss the exhibit with a curator in the ICA’s theater and then walk through it with viewers. A pledge to WBUR of $40 entitles you to two tickets to this exclusive event.
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Ticket Delivery: Will Call list at the door. Doors open at 6:45 p.m., and the gallery tour should end around 8:30.