“Like an unstoppable robot assassin in a Hollywood blockbuster, the 80s revival has been repeatedly consigned to the scrap head – and has returned every time in new and more alarming permutations.” Craig Schuftan, Neo 80s guest curator.
As the first decade of the new millennium draws to a close, young bands everywhere are pushing 80s pop into strange and compelling shapes – playing with memories as they point towards the future. Meanwhile gravity-defying quiffs and striking shoulder pads are at the cutting edge of fashion. How far will the 80s revival go? This section of the exhibition takes a look at what’s happening now to find out.