The '80s aren't what they used to be; nor are they what they were before that. They aren't as awful as they were thought to be in the '90s, when people denied being a part of the decade, acting as if they had been in some sort of imaginary underground; nor are they as great as many people thought they were when they were actually going on. They're somewhere in between their former dominance and their recent disgrace. Exactly where that is remains to be seen. Unfortunately, "Around 1984: A Look at Art in the Eighties," the earnest, bewildering, unfocused survey curated by Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, won't help... More >>>
By photo: Robin Holland
Taste was a blood sport: a work by Peter Halley (1985) installed at P.S.1.