ARTS PREVIEW: Keith Haring Exhibition @TATE Liverpool

May 7, 2019

“Art should be something that liberates your soul, provokes the imagination and encourages people to go further.”…..Keith Haring

Keith Haring
Keith Haring

TATE Liverpool presents the first major UK exhibition of artist and activist Keith Haring (1958-1990).

The exhibit of more than 85 artworks will including large, vibrant paintings and drawings as well as rarely seen archival documents, video and photographs.

Part of the legendary New York art scene of 1980s, Haring was a champion of his generation’s counterculture, inspired by graffitipop art and underground club culture, working with like-minded artists including Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat.

All were interested in creating art for the many, using new media and public spaces, not galleries to do so.

Discover how activism played a key role in Haring’s art – Compelled to speak for his generation, his art responds to urgent issues including political dictatorship, racism, homophobia, drug addiction, AIDS awareness, capitalism and the environment.

Also on display will be posters, photographs, and videos that conjure the vibrancy of 1980s New York street culture that Haring embraced and reflected.

Event: Keith Haring Exhibition

Where: TATE Liverpool, Royal Albert Dock, Liverpool, L3 4BB

When: June 14 – November 10

Time: 10am – 5pm

Cost: £12.50 / FREE for Members / Concession £10.50 – 16-25? Join Tate Collective for £5 (Online booking only) – Under 16s FREE (up to four per family adult).

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