The Long 1980s: Constellations of Art, Politics and Identities


A Collection of Microhistories

The Long 1980s speculates on the significance of the 1980s for the arts and society today. Arguing that the 1980s saw a fundamental reorientation in the relationship between governments and their publics, this volume explores how the effects of this shift have shaped our contemporary condition.

Looking back at texts and artworks produced at the time, The Long 1980s puts this pivotal decade in context, exploring how it continues to shape the imaginative landscape of the 21st century.

Edited with text by Nick Aikens, Teresa Grandas, Nav Haq, Beatriz Herráez, Nataša Petrešin-Bachelez

Published by Valiz and L'internationale, 2018

Hardcover, 416 pages, 400 b&w images, 6.75 × 9.5 inches

ISBN: 978-9-49-209549-7

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