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Alexandra Bircken: A–Z

Museum Brandhorst
Theresienstraße 35A 80333 München
Keith Haring, Untitled (Self-Portrait), 1985, UAB 786aus der Sammlung Brandhorst

In Focus: Keith Haring

  • LanguageEnglish
  • Time of day7:00 PM until 9:00 PM
  • Duration120 minutes
  • RegistrationNo registration required
  • PriceFree Admission


Keith Haring is regarded as a key figure in the New York art scene of the 1980s. Like almost no other artist, he managed to bridge the gap between the art scene and subculture, between a wide audience and experts. His works thrill with their accessibility, while addressing highly political topics such as homophobia, racism and the AIDS crisis. The genuinely open character of his works – one encounters them on poster spaces in the subway, on the walls of buildings, or in pop-up stores – and his political activism maintain an unbroken relevance to this day. Darren Pih, curator of the large Keith Haring retrospective at Tate Liverpool in 2019, presents this long-overlooked side of Keith Haring’s oeuvre.


6:30 PM | Doors open

7:00 PM | Lecture with Darren Pih


Followed by | Film Screening "Drawing the Line. A Portrait of Keith Haring"

Produced and Directed by Elisabeth Aubert (Schlumberger)

US, 1989

Language: English


The event takes place in the foyer of the museum. The book shop is open and offers a selection of publications on the artist.



Please note that photographs and videos will be taken at this event and will be published in digital and analog form for the purpose of internal and external reporting.

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