As Exciting As We Can Make It: Ikon in the 1980s

2 Jul 2014 – 31 Aug 2014

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11:00 – 17:00
11:00 – 17:00
11:00 – 17:00
11:00 – 17:00
11:00 – 17:00

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A survey of Ikon's programme from 1978 to 1989, Ikon 1980s is a highlight of their 50th anniversary year. Following on from The Best Things in Life Happen Accidentally and This Could Happen to You - surveys of the 1960s and 1970s respectively (2004, 2009) - this is the third chapter in an ongoing account of art shown by the gallery since it opened in 1964. The comprehensive selection of paintings, sculpture, installation, film and photography reviews a pivotal decade in British art history through the lens of a major British visual arts institution, highlighting the rise of postmodernism and the increasing popularity of installation. Ikon 1980s includes the work of such artists as Rasheed Araeen, Art & Language, Sue Arrowsmith, Kevin Atherton, Terry Atkinson, Gillian Ayres, Vanley Burke, Eddie Chambers, Agnes Denes, Charles Garrad, Ron Haseldon, Susan Hiller, John Hilliard, Albert Irvine, Pieter Laurens Mol, Mali Morris, John Newling, Hugh O'Donnell, Dennis Oppenheim, Cornelia Parker, Sean Scully and Terry Shave.


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