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Banksy. Painting Walls

From: 23-02-2024 To: 02-06-2024
Via Giovanni Pascoli 11, 30171 Venezia Mestre
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The exhibition "Banksy. Painting Walls" offers its visitors the unique opportunity to immerse themselves in the artistic universe of a creative who has dominated the world cultural scene for over twenty years. In particular, through his ability to intervene with artistic messages even in war contexts, Banksy demonstrates once again his extraordinary ability to connect with the present, maintaining an artistic commitment that stands out for addressing crucial issues such as climate change, social inequalities, migration flows, conflicts and human rights.

The focus of this exhibition are three original walls painted by the British artist. These are three extraordinary works from private collections, created by Banksy in 2009, 2010 and 2018 respectively, and located in London, Devon and Wales. The three works stage three young teenagers, embodying the sensitivity of a new generation that seems to resonate in tune with the themes dear to the English artist.

In particular, "Season’s Greetings", which appeared in Port Talbot, Wales, in December 2018, was chosen as the emblematic image of the exhibition. This work depicts a young man with his arms wide open and his tongue stretched out to taste the snowflakes falling from the sky, but it turns out that these "flakes" are actually ash that is lifted from a burning garbage can. Port Talbot, defined by the World Health Organization (WHO) as the most polluted city in the United Kingdom, thus becomes the dramatic backdrop of this representation.

In addition to these three main walls, the exhibition will include other significant works such as "Heart Boy" and "Robot/Computer Boy", as well as a selection of unique pieces that will further enrich the exhibition experience, for a total of about one hundred original works.

Banksy. Painting Walls
Via Giovanni Pascoli 11, 30171 Venezia Mestre Via Giovanni Pascoli 11, 30171 Venezia Mestre Via Giovanni Pascoli 11, 30171 Venezia Mestre, Italia
Banksy. Painting Walls