The Political Line / Monumental Works
April 19 - August 18, 2013
CENTQUATRE extends the Keith Haring´s (1958-1990) retrospective from the Museum of Modern Art of the City of Paris with the large-scale works of the artist, including one of its most important work, The Ten Commandments, created in 1985. This monumental work consists of ten panels of seven meters high, inspired by the Bible and reinterpreted by the designer: Ten commandments revisited quick red solids, signs of the devil and hell, and dollars snakeheads... If the public knows the incomparable style of Keith Haring and emblematic signs, few poeple could appreciate the extent of his work: drawings in the New York subway, paintings, sculptures ...
This exhibition in two places in Paris can understand his art on the historical and political side. Icon of pop art, subversive artist, Keith Haring has multiplied the fighting throughout his life. Using the streets and public spaces to address the many, he has continued to fight against racism, capitalism and all sorts of injustices, including apartheid in South Africa, nuclear war, the destruction of the environment... and the AIDS epidemic.
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The Political Line
Museum of Modern Art of the City of Paris, Paris (catalogue)
April 19 - August 18, 2013
The Museum of Modern Art of the City of Paris, with the CENTQUATRE, devotes a large-scale retrospective to the American artist Keith Haring (1958-1990). This exhibition will understand the importance of his work and especially the profoundly "political" in his approach throughout his career. With nearly 250 works created on canvas, tarpaulin or in the subway - including twenty large format will be exposed to CENTQUATRE, this exhibition is one of the largest ever carried out on this artist.
Keith Haring was one of the most celebrated artists of his time, and today everyone still knows about its unique style and repertoire of iconic signs. Virtuoso of design and engineering of the line, incessant and fast worker, he producted enormously . He used a variety of technics and used the media of his time up to commercialize products in his famous Pop Shop in 1985. Messages and political ideas he conveyed are not only a part of his legacy, but greatly influenced artists and society. Its "subway drawings" made in the subway, his paintings, drawings and sculptures, were carrying messages of social justice, individual freedom and change. Pop art icon, subversive artist and activist Keith Haring multiplied commitments throughout his life: very young, he was motivated by a desire to transform the world. Deliberately using the streets and public spaces to address the many, he has continued to fight against racism, capitalism and all kinds of injustice and violence, including apartheid in South Africa, the threat of nuclear war, the destruction of the environment, homophobia and the AIDS epidemic. Thus, the course of the exhibition reflects its critical stance.
On the occasion of this exceptional exhibition, and as French representative of the Keith Haring Foundation, the Galerie Jérôme de Noirmont is pleased to lend two monumental sculptures more than 6 meters high rarely exhibited before: King & Queen, 1987, and Untitled (Stacked Figures), 1986, several terracottas with drawings, and so typical of the artist´s work.
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Love is Colder than Capital
Kunsthaus Bregenz, Bregenz, Austria
February 02 - April 14, 2013
Love is Colder than Capital, an exhibition about the value of feelings.
Emotion, passion, care, even love, are the ostensible themes of this Bregenz exhibition, the title of which derives from the play of the same name by René Pollesch. One cannot always tell with the exhibited works whether the supposedly romantic idea of "true" love is at stake, or whether it is a variant "tainted" by economic or other social aspects.
Famous works by the legendary New York artist Keith Haring will constitute a historic highlight of the exhibition, works that gave expression to the relations between love, sexuality, and commerce in innovative pictorial compositions way back in the 1980s. On this occasion, a magnificent work by Keith Haring is presented: Untitled, produced in 1988 with Sumi ink on paper, and coming from the Dennis Hopper Collection.
Keith Haring : 1983 - 1990
Galeria de Arte, Centro de Extencion de la Pontifica Universidad Catolica, Santiago, Chile
August 22 - September 27, 2012
For the first time in Chile and second time ever in Latin America, the iconic work of American artist Keith Haring is on display.
The exhibition, titled “Keith Haring 1983-1990”, is currently being showcased at the Centro de Extensión de la Universidad Católica, and features 50 lithographs, serigraphs and woodcuts from the Keith Haring Foundation.
Spritmuseum, Stockholm, Sweden
May 23 - November 04, 2012
The first exhibition, “Face it!” is a selection from the comprehensive Absolut Art Collection, featuring works from 1986 to 2004. Works by Andy Warhol, Keith Haring, Damien Hirst, Ed Ruscha and several other international icons as well as Swedish artists like Linn Fernström, Dan Wolgers and Ola Billgren will be shown for the first time in Sweden.
Keith Haring : 1978 - 1982
Brooklyn Museum, New York
March 16 - July 08, 2012
Keith Haring: 1978–1982 is the first large-scale exhibition to explore the early career of one of the best-known American artists of the twentieth century. Tracing the development of Haring’s extraordinary visual vocabulary, the exhibition includes 155 works on paper, numerous experimental videos, and over 150 archival objects, including rarely seen sketchbooks, journals, exhibition flyers, posters, subway drawings, and documentary photographs.
The exhibition chronicles the period in Haring’s career from his arrival in New York City through the years when he started his studio practice and began making public and political art on the city streets. Immersing himself in New York’s downtown culture, he quickly became a fixture on the artistic scene, befriending other artists such as Jean-Michel Basquiat and Kenny Scharf, as well as many of the most innovative cultural figures of the period. The critical role that these relationships played in Haring’s development as a public artist and facilitator of group exhibitions and performances will also be explored. Pieces on view will include a number of very early works never before seen in public; seven video works, including Haring Paints Himself into a Corner (his first video) and Tribute to Gloria Vanderbilt; and collages created from cut-up fragments of his own writing, history textbooks, and newspapers.
Keith Haring: 1978–1982 is curated by Raphaela Platow. The exhibition is co-organized by the Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, and the Kunsthalle Wien. The Brooklyn presentation is organized by Tricia Laughlin Bloom, Project Curator, and Patrick Amsellem, former Associate Curator of Photography, Brooklyn Museum.