press release

This autumn, the Kunsthal is presenting an inspiring exhibition about the life and work of American artist and activist Keith Haring(1958-1990). The politically and socially engaged artist, a protégé of Andy Warhol, created rhythmic, iconic images in a strikingly distinctive and accessible style. Haring's subject matter includes powerful themes such as apartheid, nuclear weapons, racism and AIDS. Twenty-five years after his death, the immense energy and zest typical of Keith Haring's work and life continues to engage and inspire people of all ages from diverse cultural backgrounds. Featuring 120 artworks from international collections, ‘The Political Line' illuminates underexplored themes within the oeuvre of this world-famous artist.

The exhibition is the result of a collaboration with the Kunsthalle der Hypo-Kulturstiftung in Munich, guest curator Dieter Buchhart and the Keith Haring Foundation in New York.