Postmodernism: Style and Subversion 1970-1990

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April Greiman in collaboration with Jayme Odgers, cover for WET magazine (detail) 1979 © April Greiman and Jayme Odgers

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Natalie OhDearism

Really worth seeing and definitely value for money as there is so much to see. Yes it is a mish-mash and yes some of the inclusions are questionable, but the whole point is that Postmodernism is unclear as an idea. The part I found most interesting was that so many of the works from the period (Warhol, Newton, Grace Jones) are still being referenced (sometimes copied) today. Check out my full review here>


I loved the visuals - really clever use of neon, lights and music in the way the show was presented. Though there was less of a sense of fun in the way all the info was written. Postmodernity is pretty ridiculous but the exhibition over intellectualised it slightly. I liked the Vegas section, but the best moments definitely came when it got down to the 80s and pop music.


Better than I expected a bit of a mis-mache of all sorts of things, especially liked the costumes from the film blade runner and the massive suit 'David Byrne' wore in the video for 'Stop making sense'. A lot stuff from pop culture of the 80's including record sleaves from Factory Records. Was less impressed with first part which centered on Las Vegas signage and architecture.