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This exhibition is currently closed due to the COVID-19 situation. As a result of the corona epidemic, BOZAR, in consultation with all its partners, is closing its doors to the public until 5 April. If you bought a ticket for one of our exhibitions, it’s valid until the end of the exhibition. 

BOZAR TICKETS (both at Rue Ravensteinstraat and by phone) will be closed until 5 April. You can email tickets@bozar.be

We thank you in advance for your patience. 

 

BOZAR presents a major retrospective of the legendary American artist, Keith Haring. As a friend and artistic companion to Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring was a unique figure in 1980s New York. He played a key role in counterculture by creating an instantly recognisable style. Haring is primarily known for his iconic motifs: barking dogs, crawling babies and flying saucers. He strived to make art “public” by displaying it in his Pop Shop, the media or in subway stations and collective urban spaces. He drew inspiration from abstract expressionism, pop art, Japanese calligraphy and the work of New York graffiti artists. His singular, seemingly spontaneous style embodied the energy of his time, from space travel to hip-hop and video games. His powerful work is still relevant today.  

Organised by Tate Liverpool in collaboration with BOZAR /Centre for Fine Arts Brussels and Museum Folkwang, Essen.

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Due to the fragility of the works in the Blacklight Room, fluorescent neon lights are on only at the following times:  

Tuesday to Sunday:
11:00 – 11:30 
13:00 – 14:00
15:00 – 15:30 
17:00 – 17:30
 
Nocturne on Thursday:
19:00 – 19:30 
20:30 – 21:00

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  • © Caroline Lessire

    Belgian Red Devil player visits BOZAR

    Last May, Belgian Red Devil player and experienced Paris Saint-Germain defender Thomas Meunier paid a visit to BOZAR. This was an opportunity for the star footballer to strengthen his cultural links. 

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    Keith Haring crosses 100.000 visitors mark

    The Keith Haring retrospective is proving very popular, welcoming over 100.000 visitors already!

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  • GET TO KNOW KEITH HARING IN 5 FACTS

    The visual legacy of American artist Keith Haring mirrors the zeitgeist of a decade and that of a continent. His cartoon-like characters, vivid colours and barking dogs became world famous, but there is more than meets the eye. He satirised national and international politics, he enlivened the eighties party scene and he carried the national – and a personal – fight against AIDS, which he ultimately lost in 1990. BOZAR looks back on the eventful life and work of the American legend in a major retrospective. Here's a sneak peek in five facts.  

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  • How to make the most of it in 2020

    THE BOZAR GIFT CARD

    Concert, film, exhibition, theatre – everything is possible with the BOZAR GIFT CARD. This selection of events is merely the festive tip of the immense gift iceberg.

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  • Keith Haring The Activist

    Keith Haring was an artist who took to the streets. He handed out pamphlets, put up posters, drew in subways and painted on walls in an optimistic battle against those in power. He invested the same unbridled energy in his political and social activism as he did in his art. Quite the ride from paperboy in conservative Kutztown to celebrated artist-activist in NYC.

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  • Keith Haring and the NY club scene

    The Art of the Party

    When Keith Haring arrived in New York at the end of the 1970s it was a very different place from what it is today. The decade had been extremely volatile economically and the city was pretty much bankrupt. The millionaires still swanned around Central Park uptown but downtown neighbourhoods like the East Village were derelict , dangerous and undesirable. Cheap rents made it a magnet for the young, the liberal and the artistic, and Keith Haring and his friends ticked al of those boxes:

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  • A visual dictionary of Keith Haring

    THE HARING CODE

    Keith Haring developed a unique visual language in his art. Some of his symbols like the barking dog and the radiant baby became legendary, but what do they actually mean? Find out below how to decode five of his symbols, and look for the others in the exhibition itself, until 19 April!

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  • 5 Different ways to visit Keith Haring

    Are your working hours getting in the way of a visit to our Keith Haring retrospective? Or are you scared your kids might be bored? Or maybe you think your hearing difficulties rule out a guided tour? Don't worry, we have special visits tailored to your every need:

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  • Poetry For Keith Haring

    Ruby Brunton

    We asked fellow New Yorker Chris Kraus (Love Dick) to commission original pieces by 5 poets in response to the artist Keith Haring and his iconic work. You can read all 5 poems in the free visitor guide which you can pick up at our Keith Haring exhibition. Or read them right here...

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  • Poetry For Keith Haring

    Robert Dewhurst

    We asked fellow New Yorker Chris Kraus (Love Dick) to commission original pieces by 5 poets in response to the artist Keith Haring and his iconic work. You can read all 5 poems in the free visitor guide which you can pick up at our Keith Haring exhibition. Or read them right here...

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  • Poetry For Keith Haring

    Cecilia Pavón

    We asked fellow New Yorker Chris Kraus (Love Dick) to commission original pieces by 5 poets in response to iconic artist Keith Haring and his work. You can read all 5 poems in the free visitor guide which you can pick up at our Keith Haring exhibition. Or read them right here...

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  • Poetry For Keith Haring

    Steven Zultanski

    We asked fellow New Yorker Chris Kraus (Love Dick) to commission original pieces by 5 poets in response to the artist Keith Haring and his iconic work. You can read all 5 poems in the free visitor guide which you can pick up at our Keith Haring exhibition. Or read them right here...

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  • Poetry For Keith Haring

    Chris Kraus

    We asked fellow New Yorker Chris Kraus (Love Dick) to commission original pieces by 5 poets in response to the artist Keith Haring and his iconic work. You can read all 5 poems in the free visitor guide which you can pick up at our Keith Haring exhibition. Or read them right here...

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