Contemporary Arts Center (Cincinnati) opens Keith Haring: 1978-1982 on February 26, 2011. The exhibit highlights the seminal downtown artist’s early career through drawings and sketchbooks, videos, flyers, posters, photographs and subway drawings, as well as word collages, texts, and diaries. Most importantly, the exhibition highlights Haring as a thinker and facilitator of ideas and situates his work within performative theory.
A preview of the show, via Slam x Hype, follows. *Note: Works shown are representative of the early portion of Haring’s career, but do not appear in the exhibition.