To each, the Eighties evoke the last years before the fall of
the Berlin wall, the globalization and the explosion of the Internet.
These are contradictory years for the artists, these of a will of change
for society and for the public space, in as much / as well as these of
a re-centering on a domestic and private sphere.
This book, accompanying the eponym show, reassembles the
most significant texts and images of works of the time. It is
followed by a second part, devoted to images and representations
Published for the exhibition at Le Magasin
art center, Grenoble, from October 2008 to January 2009, with works by John Ahearn, Aone, John M. Armleder
, Bazile / Bustamante, Bernard Bazile, James
Casebere, Philippe Cazal
/ Jacques Fournel, Crash, Jane Dickson, John Dogg, Stefan
Eins, Coleen Fitzgibbon / Christof Kohlhofer / Christy Rupp / Robin Winters, Günther Förg,
, Robert Gober, Keith Haring
, Jenny Holzer
/ Peter Nadin, Thomas
Huber, Rebecca Howland, Axel Hütte, IFP
, Justen Ladda, Bertrand Lavier
, © les
readymade appartiennent à tout le monde, Allan McCollum
/ David Robbins
Pou, Richard Prince
, Thomas Ruff
, Kenny Scharf
, Thomas Schütte, Laurie Simmons,
, Ettore Sottsass, Haim Steinbach, Thomas Struth, Meyer
Vaismann,Tom Warren, James Welling.
Special offer for the purchase of the two volumes of the 80's art scene anthology, Espèces d'espace (The Eighties – First Part), and Images & (re)presentations (The Eighties – Second Part).