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In MCA's 1980s Gallery Talk series, artists and scholars lead gallery conversations based on the major themes of This Will Have Been: Art Love and Politics in the 1980s. Hannah Feldman discusses the artists in “Gender Trouble” who elaborate on the implications of the 1970s feminist movement with work that expanded our sense of gender roles and explored new ideas about sexuality and figuration.
The art produced during the 1980s veered between radical and conservative, capricious and political, socially engaged and art historically aware. This Will Have Been: Art, Love and 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.