Keith Haring: Art to the Streets is a large-scale solo exhibition of Keith Haring, a renowned American artist of the 1980s known for his bright pop imagery, currently being held at The Mori Arts Center Gallery located on the 52nd floor of Roppongi Hills Mori Tower.

Based on the belief that “art is for everybody”, Haring disseminated his work throughout everyday life using the subway and streets based mainly in New York. In this way, he gave everyone the opportunity to encounter art. Moreover, in an era predating the internet and social media, Haring conveyed strong social messages to a chaotic society through his works. This made a pioneering figure in the effort to expand the potential of an art-based dialogue with the general public. During his fast-paced 31-year life, Haring spent roughly a decade working as an artist. However, his impressive works, distinguished by their simple bold lines, are still loved by people all over the world, inspiring collaborations in a host of different genres.

This exhibition presents a comprehensive collection of approximately 150 pieces, including the subway drawings that made Haring’s name to monumental, a six-meter-long work and important materials detailing the artist’s special link to Japan. Haring’s art, which he used to fight against latent social violence and inequality, and discrimination and lack of government support for HIV/AIDS community until the end of his life, transcends both time and space, retaining the power to touch our hearts even today.

Silence=Death 1989

Untited 1988

Icons 1990

All Keith Haring Artwork ©Keith Haring Foundation

Photo by ©Makoto Murata

Keith Haring (1958-1990)

Born in the northeastern U.S. state of Pennsylvania. In the early 1980s, Keith Haring first attracted attention with a project called Subway Drawings in which he made drawings on unused advertising boards inside the New York subway system. After emerging as a leading cultural of the era alongside Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat, Haring enjoyed international acclaim. He made murals and held workshops all over the world, including in Japan, and also became known for his efforts to prevent and raise awareness about HIV/AIDS and promote children’s welfare. Haring died in 1990 at the age of 31 due to AIDS-related complications.

OUTLINE

KEITH HARING: Art to the Streets

Tokyo

Dates:
December 09, 2023 (Saturday) - February 25, 2024 (Sunday)

Open every day during the exhibition period
Opening hours:10:00 - 19:00, Open until 20:00 pm on Fridays and Saturdays
Year-end & New Year holidays (from December 31, 2023 to January 03, 2024)
Open from 11:00 until 18:00 (Last Admission: 17:30)

Venue:
Mori Arts Center Gallery [Roppongi Hills Mori Tower 52F]
Organized by:
The Asahi Shimbun, Fuji Television Network, Inc., TOEI Company LTD.
With the special cooperation of:
Nakamura Keith Haring Collection
With the cooperation of:
PIA Corporation
Supported by:
J-WAVE Inc.
General Inquiries:
050-5541-8600 (9:00 am - 20:00 pm Hello Dial)
  • ・We have introduced advance booking (timed entry tickets).
  • ・Exhibits and their exhibition period are subject to change.
  • ・Please check the exhibition official website for the latest information.
  • ・At busy times, there may be a waiting time to exchange tickets or to enter the venue. Also, you may not be able to enter the exhibition room when crowded.
  • ・Photography is allowed at the venue with some exceptions. Please follow the detailed instructions at the venue.
  • ・Please refrain from eating, drinking, smoking, and talking on cell phones in the venue.
  • ・Please follow the guidance of the staff at the venue and please be considerate of other visitors.
  • ・Temperature, humidity, and brightness of the exhibition rooms are strictly controlled for preservation reasons.
  • ・Please note large baggage is not allowed at the venue.
  • ・Please note that the merchandise products that will be sold at the shops in the Exhibition sites are subject to change depending on the Exhibition period of your visit.
  • ・This exhibition will include artworks that contain sexual expressions.

Access

Mori Arts Center Gallery

Address: Roppongi Hills Mori Tower, 6-10-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan

By Train
3-minute walk from Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line “Roppongi Station” Exit 1C
(direct access to Roppongi Hills through concourse)
6-minute walk from Toei Subway Oedo Line “Roppongi Station” Exit 3
9-minute walk from Toei Subway Oedo Line “Azabu-juban Station” Exit 7
12-minute walk from Tokyo Metro Namboku Line “Azabu-juban Station” Exit 4
10-minute walk from Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line “Nogizaka Station” Exit 5

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[Press contact]

“Keith Haring Art to the Streets” Public relations office in Tokyo (OHANA Inc.)
Email: kh2023@ohanapr.co.jp

Information on the traveling exhibitions

  • Kobe
    Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art, Gallery Wing 3F
    April 27(Saturday) - June 23 (Sunday), 2024
  • Fukuoka
    Fukuoka Art Museum
    July 13(Saturday)- September 8(Sunday), 2024
  • Nagoya
    From September to November 2024 (tentative)
  • Shizuoka
    From November 2024 to January 2025 (tentative)
  • Mito
    From February to April 2025 (tentative)

TICKETS

We have introduced advance booking (timed entry tickets) for this Exhibition. Please read the following instructions before making your purchase.

Regular Tickets

On-Sale Date:
November 11, 2023 (Saturday) from 10:00 am
Admission Fees:
  • Adults and university / college students¥2,200 (including tax)
  • Junior high / high school students¥1,700 (including tax)
  • Elementary school students¥700 (including tax)

Tickets are available to purchase at below website.

PIA Corporation

P Code: 562-478
[Over-the-counter sale] Seven-Eleven Multi-Copier at Seven-Eleven stores
[Instruction of how to purchase in stores]

Lawson Tickets

L Code: (For December) 37711 (For January) 37712 (For February) 37713
[Over-the-counter sale] Loppi at Lawson / MINISTOP stores
[Instruction of how to purchase in stores]

[ Notice on visiting the exhibition ]
  • ・We have introduced advance booking (timed entry tickets).
  • ・Preschool children are free admission.
  • ・Holders of the Physical Disability Certificate, Rehabilitation Certificate, Love Certificate, Health and Welfare Certificate for the Mentally Disabled, or Health Certificate for A-Bomb Survivors receive half-price, and one caregiver receives free admission for the day. Please come to the ticket counter (Roppongi Hills Mori Tower 3F) (Same-day ticket only).
  • ・Exhibits and their exhibition period are subject to change. Please check the exhibition official website for the latest information.
  • ・Reselling tickets for commercial purposes is prohibited.
  • ・If a ticket is found to have been resold at auction, etc., admission will be denied.
  • ・No changes, refunds, or reissues of the tickets will be made after purchase.
  • ・At busy times, there may be a waiting time to exchange tickets or to enter the venue. Also, you may not be able to enter the exhibition room when crowded.
  • ・Please note that the merchandise products that will be sold at the shops in the Exhibition sites are subject to change depending on the Exhibition period of your visit.
  • ・This exhibition will include artworks that contain sexual expressions.
  • ・The ticket for this Exhibition does not grant admission into Mori Art Museum or Tokyo City View.
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