Sunday, December 12, 2021

The World of Banksy in Milan

The world of Banksy, the immersive experience

"After the success of his works being displayed in Paris, Barcelona and Prague, Banksy’s masterpieces return to Milan with an engaging, unauthorised exhibition at Teatro Nuovo. Featuring more than 60 works by the British artist and 30 murals. “The World Of Banksy – The Immersive Experience” gathers both private property works and reproductions of murals by young anonymous artists from all over Europe." -- Milan City Guide

In the train station in Milan, Italy, opening this week: "The world of Banksy, the immersive experience" is a recreation of Banksy's famous graffiti. Although admission to the exhibition hall is ticketed, the sounds of trains from the station creates a special atmosphere for the viewers. 

The elusive and secretive street artist Banksy receives more attention than any other. When he stealthily paints one of his stenciled creations on a wall, the building's owner can sell it for huge amounts of money -- if a vandal doesn't destroy it first. Banksy's works often seem to comment on current events or the current state of the world, but Banksy himself is silent and his identity is unknown (though suspected). He doesn't support exhibitions of his work unless he himself organizes them, so this exhibition is "unauthorized." 

The curators arranged for a recreated look of the walls on which the artist originally painted:

Banksy’s street art has been recreated by young European artists and installed against backgrounds mimicking their original street setting. “When it was a brick wall, we made a brick wall, when it is a cement wall we made a cement wall, when they are dirty from time and pollution we made them dirty with special effects,” the show’s curator, Manu De Ros, said during a preview Thursday. -- Miami Herald

Here are some images from articles about this exposition:

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Travel for us right now is very restricted -- as it is for most people. But how I would love to see an exhibit like this! And go to a big European train station! I'm sharing this with the other lovers of street art who post at Sami's weekly blog event.


Anne in the kitchen said...

I have only seen Bansky art in pictures, never in person, but I have seen a little knock off art which is still fun to look at.

Jackie McGuinness said...

I would love to see this too. We did have a Banksy show here a few years ago that I really enjoyed.
Yes, to travel in Europe! But we are not planning anything just yet.

DVArtist said...

Bansky has a message and portrays it beautifully.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I have been fascinated by Banksy ever since I started looking for murals. His work can't be beat. I love these.

kwarkito said...

If it's the same exhibition than the one we had in Paris, it's very interesting.

Yvonne said...

Very interesting exhibition. Looks fascinating.

Tandy | Lavender and Lime ( said...

I would love to see this in real life. Or just one of his murals. You are lucky to have travelled this year, as are we.

Bertiebo said...

Thank you!

Iris Flavia said...

Wonderful works. Oh, I would stand there forever admiring the art and the ideas behind.
Thank you for sharing this and let´s hope we can travel again soon!

Sami said...

That should be an interesting exhibition.
I wonder if his murals are so valuable because his identity is unknown, as there are so many great, gigantic, and beautiful murals all over the world and the artists don't get the recognition Banksy does.

Tina said...

Intriguing art work, I arm chair travel now these days but it would be cool to see the art in person.

Lisca said...

I love Banksy (and what he stands for). I lived in Bristol for 25 years and have seen him and his art become famous. He is from Bristol and his earlier works are in the streets of Bristol. The Bridge Farm Primary school down the road from where we lived (on the outskirts of Bristol) once found a Banksy painted on their garage door. Banksy did that to help that particular school. There was a message for the children saying that 'forgiveness is easier to get then permission'.