About the exhibition
One of the leading artists of the contemporary art scene, Banksy, is the protagonist of a dedicated exhibition in the spaces of Milan’s Mudec – Museum of Cultures. The exhibition, curated by Gianni Mercurio, features over 70 works by the British artist which include paintings, drawings, sculptures, pictures, videos and objects that highlight Banksy’s personal thoughts and values. The exhibition is divided into 4 sections, inspired by the different social and cultural movements that have influenced the artist’s figurative art. Particular attention has been given to the figurative technique of stencil – one of the artist’s favourites – as well as to the social fights dear to Banksy, which include his personal denial and disapproval for consumerism, power, war and conformism.
Banksy’s mural paintings are here reproduced through photographies and videos takes in their original geographical setting: powerful and evocative images that transcend the linguistic barriers and highlight the very personal vision of the world by the artist.
Please note that the exhibition has not been authorised by the artist. This because Banksy’s real identity – though long studied – is still unknown. His images are simple, though impactful and easy to understand even by a young audience: the social and cultural contrasts are generally highlighted by a contrasting element in the natural balance of the image.