Along with the exhibition, and just as Keith Haring did in the 1980s, the artist's work “goes out onto the street and goes to people, or rather, goes by train between Cascais and Lisbon and will transform the train station. Cascais in an art gallery ”.
The organization invited Portuguese artist AkaCorleone to “metamorphose the exterior and interior of a train carriage with patterns inspired by Haring's art but with an original design”.
On September 3, AkaCorleone will paint live at CascaiShopping a replica of a train carriage. In addition, the Cascais station “will be decorated with images alluding to the work of Keith Haring”.
Keith Haring, who died at 31, was a contemporary artist and activist by Jean-Michel Basquiat and Kenny Scharf, whose work developed outside galleries and museums, on the streets, in the subway and in alternative spaces.
His work is characterized by strong lines that form puppets and dogs. In 1986, he opened a store in New York, which he considered an extension of his work, where he sold t-shirts, posters and magnets with the images he created.
With the store, it reads on the artist's official website, Keith Haring wanted to make his art accessible to more people.
Between 1982 and 1989, he created more than 50 public works of art, many of which were socially oriented and created for hospitals or orphanages around the world.