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Pivotal artistic period showcased in new exhibition

Published: Tuesday 4th of November 2008

Key moments in painting from the 1980s will be explored in a new exhibition at one of London's top galleries.

Tate Modern will host UBS Openings: Paintings from the 1980s from November 12th to April 13th.

The start of the decade heralded a re-emergence of the kind of narrative work as a much-needed counterpoint to the conceptual painting which had dominated the 1970s.

In the UK and across the world, artists demonstrated a greater attentiveness to these new concerns in form and content. At the time, this shift was the subject of an exhibition called A New Spirit in Painting.

This new exhibition looks back to this period of flux and renewal in the art world, drawing together works from the Tate's own archives along with elements of the UBS Art Collection.

LondonPass holders can enjoy a free audio tour at Tate Modern, saving £2 for adults and £1 for children.

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