Friday 18 December | 1pm - 2:30pm | £5 | ONLINE EVENT
Join the Museum’s Head of Exhibitions Dennis Nothdruft, for this illustrated talk on a transgressive group of artists and designers in 1970s London.
In 1976, a month before The Sex Pistols released Anarchy in the U.K., cultural historian Peter York identified a group he dubbed ‘Them’. According to York, to be part of this group was to be involved in ‘a mysterious aesthetic conspiracy’ concerned with looking ‘interesting rather than sexy’.
This high-fashion, high-art scene was a loose collective that included designers such as Miss Mouse and Zandra Rhodes and artists Andrew Logan, Duggie Fields, and Derek Jarman. Based in London, members of the group were early forerunners of postmodernism, or proto-postmodernism. This talk will explore the sensibilities shared by the group, their methodologies as a force in the arts and their influence on punk.
The talk will be followed by a Q&A session.