NYC 1980s art scene
November 20, 2012 8:22 AM Subscribe
Art buffs of Mefi, please tell me about exciting things that were happening in the New York City art scene in the early 1980s.
posted by marginaliana to media & arts (14 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
Preface: I know absolutely nothing about art history. I'm genuinely so hopeless I don't even know where to start. With that said, here are some vague questions that might give you a jumping off point:
--Were there any trends in different types of media at that time? Was it big for sculpture or textiles or collage, etc?
--What about styles or messages or schools of art philosophy?
--Who were the artists doing interesting things during this time period?
--What kinds of jobs were there for people with an artist background?
I'm primarily interested in NYC, but if there are bigger trends you think I should know about, feel free. Book/article recs would be good, too.