You have a little more than a week to check the Institute of Contemporary Art’s exhibit on the decade filled with grime and social angst, that created the pillars for today’s streetwear culture. This Will Have Been: Art, Love & Politics in the 1980s features works from notables like Jean-Michel Basquiat, Jeff Koons, Tseng Kwong with Keith Haring, and more. I’ve seen most of the aforementioned artists’ work before, but never in one comprehensive collection. The closing coincides nicely with the wind-down of cuffing season, so if you’re out of date ideas, the ICA was recently named one of the best date spots in Boston (I can definitely attest to that).
Thursday evening is the sweet spot since it’s ICA Free Thurday Night, with waived admission fees from 5-9PM. I love the MFA and all, but the ICA is my favorite museum in Boston. I’m planning to go on February 28th, when there’s a panel discussion at 6PM, regarding the conditions in the 80’s which inspired the work featured in the exhibition. Click here for a slideshow showing pieces from Art, Love & Politics, and hit the jump for more info.
This Will Have Been: Art, Love & Politics in the 1980s
Exhibit through March 3, 2013
Institute of Contemporary Art
100 Northern Avenue, Boston, Mass.
Tickets $15, ($10 students) (ICA Free Thursday Nights 5-9PM)