Keith Haring – About Art
Palazzo Reale in Milan features, until the 18th of June 2017, About Art, a major exhibition of over 110 works by the brilliant American artist Keith Haring.
This show renders the full significance and complexity of Haring’s research for the first time, by highlighting its relationship with art history.
The exhibition layout establishes a dialogue between Haring’s works and his sources of inspiration, from the archaeology of classical antiquity, to Pre-Columbian art, archetypal religious figures, Pacific masks and the creative art of indigenous Americans, right up to 20th-century masters such as Pollock, Dubuffet and Klee.
Keith Haring was one of the most outstanding artists in the second half of the 20th century.
His art is seen as the expression of a socially and politically committed counterculture and deals with issues of his time and ours: drugs, racism, Aids, the nuclear threat, youth alienation, minority discrimination and the arrogance of power. Haring participated in a collective experience and became the icon of the global artist-activist.
However, his project, as this exhibition makes clear, was to bring the languages of art together in a single, personal, symbolic imagery that was also universal, to rediscover art as the testimony of an inner truth, whose focus is man and his social and individual condition.
And Moleskine celebrates this special occasion with a capsule of limited edition agendas dedicated to the great artist.
During the month of March, the Keith Haring edition will available only in the Moleskine stores of Milan.
Keith Haring, About Art
until June 18th, 2017
Piazza Duomo 12