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: