Tate: Keywords: Art, Culture and Society in 1980s Britain

Sunil Gupta 'Heaven' from London Gay Switchboard, 1980 35mm slide projection  Courtesy the Artist
Sunil Gupta
‘Heaven’ from London Gay Switchboard, 1980
35mm slide projection
Courtesy the Artist

28 February – 11 May 2014

£8.00 (concession £6.00)

Supported by Liverpool City Council and Tate Liverpool Members

Keywords is an exhibition based on Raymond Williams’s seminal study of the vocabulary of culture and society.

The exhibition, spanning 20 years from the first publication of his book, ‘Keywords’ in 1976, through the period of Conservative rule, has a strong focus upon British art of the 1980s. Keywords will display artwork from this time period and explore it through the lens of Williams’s book while examining the decade’s significance in Britain’s history.

In a space deigned by artist Luca Frei and designer Will Holder, it will include works by artists including Sonia Boyce, Helen Chadwick, Rita Donagh, Rotimi Fani-Kayode, Elizabeth Frink, Sunil Gupta, Anish Kapoor, Stephen McKenna, Carl Plackman, Ingrid Pollard, Bridget Riley, Donald Rodney and Jo Spence.

 

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