Keith Haring exhibition
Albertina dedicates a comprehensive retrospective to Keith Haring (1958-1990), who would have turned 60 in 2018. The exhibition sheds light on the work of the American exceptional artist both from an art-historical and a formal point of view. The focus is on Haring’s unique sign language, which runs like an artistic alphabet through his work. In his subway paintings, paintings, drawings and sculptures, Haring commits himself to social justice and constant change.
Keith Haring, an openly gay artist and strong advocate of safe sex, has shaped the imagery of the early years of the HIV and AIDS epidemic, especially in the early 1990s, with his pop art artworks. Although he was always in favor of safe sex, he was diagnosed with AIDS in 1988, and just two years later, at the age of 31, he died too prematurely of the deadly disease. One could only dream of PeP and PreP at that time. The Keith Haring Foundation, which he founded in 1989, continues his life’s work by helping relief organizations across the world fight the disease and support HIV-positive and previously AIDS-affected people, especially children.
From March 16 to June 26, 2018.
10 am to 6 pm daily
Wednesday & Friday 10 am to 9 pm *
On all public holidays, the opening hours provided for the respective weekday apply.