Thursday, 5 September 2013

Keith Harring

 Today we went to the Musee D'art Moderne to see the Keith Harring exhibition. I was quite shocked at the lack of subtlety in his work, as Harring makes no attempt to candy coat or hide any of the sexual content in his oeuvre. The room was filled with penises. Some, mildly disguised in cartoons, while others simply made into giant cut outs. Harring makes no secret of his homosexuality in his work and some of his pieces of underlying messages about his powerful views on different aspects of society. His work is very critical; often displaying an individuals revolt against the state, capitalism and religion. Personally, I am not a fan of his work as although the symbolism and messages portrayed are very interesting, his work is not ascetically pleasing and I struggle to see much talent it. The exhibition, however, was still worth seeing as it was very exciting and shocking.

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