Edited by Vera Celander
Texts by Bill Arning, Rick Herron, Juliana Huxtable, Mia Sundberg
Design by Waters Löwenhielm
2015, English, Swedish, softcover
136 pages, 23 x 26 cm
Powerful Babies brought together a diverse group of contemporary artists from across the United States and Northern Europe to celebrate Keith Haring’s legacy on the 25th anniversary of his death. The selection of artists for the 2015 exhibition at Spritmuseum, Stockholm was made by Bill Arning, Director of Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, and Rick Herron, New York-based independent curator. From symbols to social practice, Haring's influence reverberates throughout the contemporary art landscape in new and unexpected ways. The exhibition included artists whose practices exemplify the innovation and veracity for which Haring’s work is known, as well as his embrace of humour, dance and nightlife, and social and political activism.
Participating artists: Alexander Tovborg, Allen Grubesic, J. Morrison, Jaimie Warren, Jeanette Hayes, Joakim Ojanen, John Hanning, Juliana Huxtable, Katherine Bernhardt, Klara Lidén, Kristina Matousch, Lori Ellison, M Lamar, Michael Alan, Misaki Kawai, Przemek Pyszczek, Raul de Nieves, Scooter LaForge, Steven Evans, Tad Beck, Thedra Cullar-Ledford, and Trenton Doyle Hancock.
Published in conjunction with the exhibition at Spritmuseum in Stockholm.