This Will Have Been: Art, Love & Politics in the 1980s

This Will Have Been: Art, Love & Politics in the 1980s

The exhibition This Will Have Been: Art, Love & Politics in the 1980s provided an overview of the artistic production of a decade of cultural and political transformation. Presenting canonical as well as nearly forgotten works produced between 1979 and 1992, the exhibition touched on major developments of the period, including the rise of the commercial art market, the politicization of the AIDS crisis, the increased visibility of women and gay artists and artists of color, and the ascension of televised media.

The video features interviews with exhibition curator Helen Molesworth, and artists Donald Moffett, Dotty Attie, Gregg Bordowitz, Isaac Julien, Tony Tasset, Frida Kahlo of the Guerrilla Girls, and Allan McCollum. The video provided an engaging overview of the exhibition and was featured prominently on the title wall of the exhibition.

 

Due to rights limitations, the video could not be distributed online. In order to create an online presence for the show and repurpose the content, several video vignettes were produced and cleared for online distribution. The video was also made available to the institutions on the touring schedule, thereby extending the shelf life of the final piece.

My role:
Producer and Project Manager

Project collaborators
Director, Cinematographer, and Editor: Mike Alfini
Graphic Designers: James Goggin and Scott Reinhard
Rights and Reproductions Manager: Christia Blankenship