Mayfair based gallery Sprueth Magers is currently hosting an exhibition on the British identity throughout the seventies and eighties. Originating from a discussion about the cultural status and art historical positioning of Peter Saville's work for Factory Records from the early eighties, the exhibition will approach how boundaries between art, design, pop and product became increasingly blurred during this period. The diverse selection of works are from key cultural figureheads including, Richard Hamilton, Damien Hirst, Gary Hume amongst others.
The dawn of the punk era and the societal changes it heralded are presented in notable works such as, Karen Knorr and Olivier Richon’s fly-on-the-wall photo series of the anarchic West End clubs and Gillian Wearing’s declaration of identity whilst silently dancing in a busy shopping centre.
As the consequences of the time are still being played out, look back at when Britain was undergoing fundamental technological, political, social and economic changes.
New Order: Art, Product, Image 1976-1995 is on view at Sprueth Magers until September 14.