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Opening new presentations

in 'The 1980s. Today's Beginnings?'
02/07/2016
14:30 - 17:00

a talk with the curators

On Saturday 2 July 2016 three new presentations in the exhibition The 1980s. Today's Beginnings? will be opened.  
For free entrance during the opening, from 14.30 until 17.0, please register online.

Programme opening (auditorium)

14.30: a conversations with curators Teresa Grandas (MACBA, Barcelona), Merve Elveren (SALT, Istanbul) and Fefa Vila Núñez (independent researcher, i.c.w. Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid).

The exhibition

The three new perspectives will be added to the exhibition The 1980s. Today’s Beginnings? Together with the presentations from the Netherlands and Great Britain, on view since 16 April, they explore the long 1980s from different European perspectives, examining the relevance of this transformative decade for today. This collaborative project comprises a diverse mix of artworks, music, TV, graphic and archival material.

From Catalonia, the video-interventions of Video-Nou / Servei de Video Comunitari paint a picture of the social and political events during the first years of the Spanish transition. The Turkish contribution focuses on elements of popular culture and social movements that took hold after the military coup d’état in 1980.  The Archivo Queer? from Madrid documents feminist and queer activism and cultural practice in the late 1980s and early 1990s, a time when the AIDS crisis was a pandemic.

The material presented draws from projects carried out by partners of the museum confederation L’Internationale alongside research undertaken by curators at the Van Abbemuseum.


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