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Powerful Babies: Keith Haring’s Impact on Artists Today

September 2015 - April 2016 @ SPIRITMUSEUM in Stockholm, Sweden

Powerful Babies: Keith Haring’s Impact on Artists Today brings together a diverse group of contemporary artists from across the United States and Northern Europe to celebrate the legacy of Keith Haring on the 25th anniversary of the artist’s death. Curated by Bill Arning, Director of Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, and Rick Herron, New York-based independent curator, the exhibition reconsiders Haring’s career and achievements through new commissions, recent work, performances and events to highlight the ubiquitous influence Haring has had on contemporary artists working today.

From symbols to social practice, Haring’s influence reverberates throughout the contemporary art landscape in new and unexpected ways. Rather than engaging artists whose work merely mimics Haring’s style, the exhibition includes artists whose practices exemplify the innovation and veracity for which Haring is known, including his embrace of humor, dance and nightlife, issues relating to health and wellness, his artistic approach, social and political activism and the inspiration of kids.

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