Curated by Andrew Blackley, the exhibition focuses on early texts and rarely-screened video artworks made by Keith Haring and runs through February 28, 2014
New York University’s Fales Library and Special Collections presents an afternoon symposium, “Keith Haring: Languages” on December 12, 2013 from 3:00pm to 6:30pm, Fales Library, third floor, Elmer Holmes Bobst Library, 70 Washington Square South, (at LaGuardia Place). [Subways A, C, E, B, D, F, M to West 4th Street; 6 line to Astor Place; R train to 8th Street]. At the conclusion of the symposium, the exhibition, “Keith Haring: Languages,” curated by Andrew Blackley, which focuses on archival objects and rarely-screened video artworks made by Keith Haring (1979-81) will open to the public. Please refer to the Fales website for a more detailed schedule of events.
Beginning at 3pm, the symposium, introduced by Fales Director Marvin J. Taylor and curator Andrew Blackley, will be composed of two panels of participants presenting papers which offer new approaches to Haring’s work from variety of academic and professional disciplines.
Drawn from the materials maintained by the Keith Haring Foundation Archive, the participants — curators, art historians, filmmakers, critics and scholars — were asked to look at Haring not simply as a visual artist, but as a figure engaged with, among other things, semiotics, mathematics, and language—both verbal and visual.