Glasgow International Festival of Contemporary Art
A black and white photograph of figures in the New York subway
Dates and Opening times

Thu 6 June - Thu 5 September 

Thu 6 - Sun 23 June 
Mon – Fri, 10am – 6pm
Sat – Sun, 12pm – 5pm

Mon 24 June - Sun 5 September
Mon – Fri, 11am – 6pm
Sat, 12pm – 5pm


The Modern Institute
Bricks Space
1 Aird's Lane
G1 5HU

Keith Haring
Presented by

The Modern Institute 


Limited level access: Some parts of the venue are level or ramped access, other areas can only be accessed via stairs

Toilets: The venue has toilets available for visitors

Gender Neutral: The venue has toilets not separated by gender or sex


A historical exhibition of works by celebrated artist Keith Haring, highlighting his interests in language and connections to East Coast counterculture.   

Keith Haring (1958-1990) was a radical American artist who died at the age of 31 of AIDS-related complications. This exhibition works against ahistorical framings of his practice that have consistently sought to reduce him to an outsider or graffiti artist, instead exploring his engagement with semiotics and language, and his unique ability to communicate ideas which weren’t represented in mainstream media. 

Haring’s work is presented in the raw architecture of The Modern Institute’s Bricks Space, in such a way as to recapture the spirit and energy of his practice. The exhibition comprises studio pieces and works originally produced in situ in New York, including his subway drawings and a section of his Untitled (FDR NY) mural from 1984. Untitled (FDR NY) was a 100-metre-long panel work which sat parallel to a section of New York City’s Franklin D. Roosevelt East River Drive, on Manhattan’s East Side.