Festival of Ideas: ICE in Conversation: Tate Curators discuss Keith Haring

22nd Oct 2019, 5:30pm - 8:00pm

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Keith Haring

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A part of the legendary New York art scene of the 1980s, Keith Haring (1958–1990) was inspired by graffiti, pop art and underground club culture.

Haring was a great collaborator and worked with like-minded artists such as Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat. All were interested in creating art for the many. Haring designed record covers for RUN DMC and David Bowie, directed a music video for Grace Jones and developed a fashion line with Malcolm McLaren and Vivienne Westwood. In doing so, he introduced his art and ideas to as many people as possible.

ICE is delighted to welcome to Festival of Ideas, Darren Phi and Tamar Hemmes, the curators of the show. Darren and Tamar will discuss Haring’s work and the exhibition as well as having time to answer questions from the audience.

The Keith Haring exhibition is on at Tate Liverpool until 10th November 2019. Visit the Tate Liverpool website for more details. EHU staff and students get free entry to this exhibition – you just need to download the PDF pass (which can be found on ICE’s website) and you must show your student/staff ID on entry.


  • 17:30 – Registration and refreshements
  • 18:00 – Event
  • 20:00 – Finish

This event is part of Edge Hill University’s annual Festival of Ideas.   Programmed by the University’s three Research Institutes, ISR, ICE and HRI, this year the festival will explore the theme of Exchanges: Creativity, Community, Curiosity.

The exchange of ideas is the fuel of the knowledge and creative economy. Locally, nationally and internationally we are all involved in sharing concepts, swapping insights, and trading opinions. This year’s festival explores communication, reciprocity, and transactions in all areas, from policy making to healthcare, social enterprise to cultural production. Be the exchange you want to see.

More information about the festival and the full programme of events is available here