Art of the Eighties

Exhibition October 10, 2021 − February 13, 2022
Albertina Modern Gallery presents a large-scale exhibition "The Eighties. The Art of the Eighties.".

Visitors will see works of the brightest representatives of the art of the 1980s, including Jeff Koons, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring, Francesco Clemente and others.

After a phase of minimalism and conceptual art, the New Wild have satisfied the public's visual hunger with their neo-expressionist painting. Jeff Koons discovered kitsch for the world. Francesco Clemente turned to ancient mythology, and Julian Schnabel destroyed the painting proper with his material collages. Cindy Sherman and Robert Longo sought to deceive expectations of constant artistic innovation by attacking the fetish of art's originality. Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring became the epitome of artistic non-conformism. The feminist art of Barbara Krueger and Jenny Holzer declared war on the male domination and obsession with consumption of American society. The eighties were the most important decade in the development of contemporary art.

Prepared according to the materials of the website Albertina Galleries.