BLITZ mag 80s retrospective at the ICA


At the forefront of 1980s counter culture, BLITZ magazine arguably paved the way for the boom of fashion and style magazines of the 90s. In this weekend of talks and events, its importance and place in history will be discussed and celebrated.

Included in the programme is an exhibition, talks from the creators of Bodymap and a screening of Liquid Sky, a 1982 film about a hedonistic alien landing in New York, getting involved with a couple of hipsters and subsequent sex and heroin abuse. Sounds very wholesome.

And where better to hold it than the ICA, host to landmark shows over the years from the likes of J.G Ballard, Throbbing Gristle and more recently a Juergen Teller exhibition where you could see Vivienne Westwood’s lady garden in all its ginger glory. 

We’re Not Here To Sell Clothes: The Making of BLITZ fashion, at the ICA, 18th May. Talks and events – £25. Exhibition only – free, 18th and 19th.

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