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ReFocus: Art of the 1980s
Event Type:Performances/Art
Location:MOCA Jacksonville
Saturday, January 05, 2013
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Holman, Carl
(904) 620-1921
Sponsor:MOCA Jacksonville

ReFocus: Art of the 1980s showcases the art you might have missed while you were, as Madonna sang, busy living in a material world. Many of the major figures of contemporary art — David Salle, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring, and Eric Fischl —came to prominence during this important decade and their influences still reverberate today. While observers hailed the movements of the ‘80s as a “return to painting,” what matters equally about the art of this era is the artists’ conscious and explicit role as celebrities and the manner in which the limelight allowed them to act as interpreters, mediators, and trendsetters of cultural, social and political developments. Other established artists highlighted in the exhibition, such as Andy Warhol, Frank Stella, David Hockney and James Rosenquist, either experienced career resurgences or remained influential for the younger generation of artists during the ‘80s. Neo-Expressionism, New Image painting, appropriated art, and neo-conceptualism were a few of the movements that reached zeniths of varying heights and vulnerability during the era.

Cost:UNF Students/Employees - Free (with Valid UNF ID); Adults - $8; Seniors (60 years and older) - $5; Military (with current ID) - $5; Students (with current ID) - $5
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