In conjunction with the MCA exhibition This Will Have Been: Art Love and Politics in the 1980s, Manilow Senior Curator Dieter Roelstraete provides a European perspective on the 1980s.
The art produced during the 1980s veered between radical and conservative, capricious and political, socially engaged and historically aware. This Will Have Been: Art, Love & Politics in the 1980s provides viewers with an overview of the artistic production of these heady days, as well as impart the decade’s sense of political and aesthetic urgency by placing many of the decade’s competing factions in close proximity to one another.
This talk is free with museum admission. Tuesdays are free for Illinois residents. 1980s gallery talk groups meet in the 4th floor lobby outside of the exhibition.