Banksy, the British artist and writer whose identity is still unknown, is considered one of the leading exponents of contemporary street art. His works are often satirical and deal with universal themes such as politics, culture and ethics. The aura of mystery that, from choice and out of necessity, is perpetuated whenever Banksy is mentioned has turned him into a mythical figure of our times. His visual protest engages with an enormous and heterogeneous public and makes him one of the best-loved artists among the younger generations.
Various exhibitions of Banksy’s work have taken place in art galleries, but until now no public museum has ever given the artist a solo exhibition. The MUDEC – Museo delle Culture in Milan is pleased to present for the first time a solo exhibition of the British artist’s work.
“The Art of Banksy. A visual protest”, at the MUDEC from 21 November 2018, curated by Gianni Mercurio, unites under one roof for the first time more than 70 works, including paintings, sculptures and prints by the artist, and accompanied by objects, photographs and video, to take a retrospective look at the work and philosophy of Banksy.
Our friend from Butterfly Art News is part of the project and is also presenting a series of photographs, videos and many more surprises!
The itinerary adopts an unusual and, in its own way, an academic approach in keeping with the mission of a museum such as MUDEC to provide every member of the public with the key to understanding (and appreciating) the cultures of the world and the major themes of contemporary life through all the visual, performing and sound arts.
“The Art of Banksy. A Visual Protest” is on show until 14 April 2019.