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The Boston Globe

Theater & art

Curating a decade

The ICA’s Helen Molesworth isn’t embarrassed about the 80s.

Helen Molesworth is a product of the 1980s, attending high school and college during the decade and, along the way, developing a love for art galleries and a dislike for the policies of Ronald Reagan.

Flash forward to “This Will Have Been: Art, Love & Politics in the 1980s,” a sprawling exhibition Molesworth curated at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago and which has now gone on display at the ICA. It’s a show that Molesworth insists is not the final word on the decade, just her take.

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