The Decade Show: High Art, Street Culture: Cultural Practices of the 1980s
June 12 1990
The 1980s was a time of cross fertilization between the public and private realms, as artists incorporated vernacular forms into their work and brought new artistic languages into galleries and museums. It was also a time in which many artists turned their attention to alternative functions of art, placing their work in public view and engaging in cultural activism. These developments will be discussed from historical, sociological, and artistic points of view.