BANKSY: Genius or Vandal? brings us nearer to the controversial artistic world of one of the most influential creators in recent years, featuring more than 70 works organised into various thematic sections. The exhibition includes original works, sculptures, installations, videos, photographs, and a virtual reality experience. The pieces, proceeding from private international collections, are being shown in Argentina for the first time.
Slippery, provocative, mysterious—Banksy, the British artist whose true identity is still unknown, is considered one of the leading representatives of contemporary Street Art. His work, which is often satirical, takes on universal subjects such as politics, culture or ethics. The aura of mystery that is created, whether by choice or necessity, every time Banksy’s name is mentioned, has turned him into a mythical character of our time.
Working out of asphalt trenches, Banksy has defied the rules of the game for contemporary art. His visual protests have connected with a broad, heterogeneous public, and he is today one of the most widely recognised and admired artists amongst younger generations.
Produced by IQ Art Management and Sold Out, and presented in Buenos Aires by S2BN, DGE and DF Group, BANKSY. Genius or Vandal? arrives in Argentina after an unprecedented public success in Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Madrid, Barcelona, Milan, Lisbon, Las Vegas, New York, Brussels, Hong Kong, Osaka, Tokyo, Hiroshima, among others.
This exhibition, like all previous shows of Banksy’s work, is not authorised by the artist, who seeks protect his anonymity and independence from the system.