Keith Haring // The Political Line

Whether or not you’re in Paris, it is definitely worth checking out Keith Haring’s newest and most comprehensive show— or at least taking a second to think about the impact he made on our world. As a passionate artist and fervent activist, Keith Haring brought together two worlds to create one stunning inspiration.

The Political Line is one of the most extensive Keith Haring (1958-1990) retrospectives to date. The Political Line will reveal the importance of Haring’s art as visual activism, highlighting the diversity of his socio-political iconography throughout his career.
Keith Haring was one of the most famous artists of his time, and even today his inimitable style, with its repertoire of emblematic signs, remains familiar to all. Consciously choosing the street and public spaces to make contact with the widest possible audience, he fought indefatigably against racism, capitalism and violence and injustice in all their forms, especially apartheid in South Africa, the threat of nuclear war, the destruction of the environment, homophobia and the AIDS epidemic (an Aids victim himself, before he died he set up a charitable foundation to help those affected by it).

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A subversive, militant Pop icon, Haring was a man of commitment all his life: even when very young he was already driven by an urge to change the world. The political messages and ideas he communicated were not only a part of his legacy; they have had a very real influence on other artists and society.

The exhibition will open at The Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris and at the art space, CENTQUATRE, April 19 through August 18, 2013.

The exhibition is sponsored by Citizens of Humanity who will also be presenting a special children’s program that will bring groups of underprivileged youth to visit the museum.

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