BANKSY


EXHIBITION TOUR
Visited by more than two million people in Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Madrid, Lisbon, Las Vegas, Hong Kong and all across Japan!
MOSCOW - SAINT PETERSBURG - MADRID - MALAGA - LISBON - LAS VEGAS - HONG KONG - YOKOHAMA - OSAKA - MADRID - NAGOYA - BRUXELLES - NEW YORK - LOS ANGELES -
MOSCOW - SAINT PETERSBURG - MADRID - MALAGA - LISBON - LAS VEGAS - HONG KONG - YOKOHAMA - OSAKA - MADRID - NAGOYA - BRUXELLES - NEW YORK - LOS ANGELES
MOSCOW - SAINT PETERSBURG - MADRID - MALAGA - LISBON - LAS VEGAS - HONG KONG - YOKOHAMA - OSAKA - MADRID - NAGOYA - BRUXELLES - NEW YORK - LOS ANGELES
MOSCOW - SAINT PETERSBURG - MADRID - MALAGA - LISBON - LAS VEGAS - HONG KONG - YOKOHAMA - OSAKA - MADRID - NAGOYA - BRUXELLES - NEW YORK - LOS ANGELES -
MOSCOW - SAINT PETERSBURG - MADRID - MALAGA - LISBON - LAS VEGAS - HONG KONG - YOKOHAMA - OSAKA - MADRID - NAGOYA - BRUXELLES - NEW YORK - LOS ANGELES
MOSCOW - SAINT PETERSBURG - MADRID - MALAGA - LISBON - LAS VEGAS - HONG KONG - YOKOHAMA - OSAKA - MADRID - NAGOYA - BRUXELLES - NEW YORK - LOS ANGELES
BRACE YOURSELF, THE LEGENDARY EXHIBITION IS COMING BACK TO STEAL THE HEADLINES ONCE AGAIN! AN UNPRECEDENTED COLLECTION OF MORE THAN 70 ARTWORKS BY BANKSY, ONE OF THE MOST TALENTED AND ADMIRED BRITISH ARTISTS OF OUR TIME.

THE MAN. THE MYSTERY. THE CULTURAL PHENOMENON. IS HE AN ARTIST? A BUSINESSMAN? A GENIUS? OR MERELY A VANDAL? TRUST NO ONE. COME AND SEE WITH YOUR OWN EYES AND DECIDE FOR YOURSELF!
FUKUOKA
BRUXELLES
LOS ANGELES
NEW YORK
July 2, 2021 - Oct 31, 2021
UNITEDLAB
1-3-36 daimyo,Chuo-ku,Fukuoka-shi,Fukuoka Prefecture
Opening June 10, 2021
Passionné(e)s d'art : arrêtez tout! C'est officiel, la capitale belge accueille Banksy: Genius or Vandal, la nouvelle expo consacrée au célèbre et énigmatique artiste britannique. L'expérience est conçue comme une plongée dans l'univers mystérieux du street artiste de Bristol et propose un parcours inédit à travers plus de 80 œuvres authentiques et certifiées. Après un succès retentissant dans 15 villes d'Europe, d'Amérique et d'Asie, le phénomène Banksy: Genius or Vandal fait étape à Bruxelles. En plus de la riche sélection prêtée par des collectionneurs privés, l'exposition propose une expérience unique en réalité virtuelle. Un voyage au coeur de l'art du maître des rues, dont personne ne ressort indifférent!

VENUE: Grand Place 5, 1000
Opening AUGUST, 2021
Art lovers, stop what you're doing! It's official: LA will soon be welcoming Banksy: Genius or Vandal, the new exhibition dedicated to the famous and enigmatic British artist. The experience plunges you into the mysterious universe of the Bristol-born street artist, offering you an incredible journey featuring 100 genuine and certified artworks. After touring through cities in Europe, Asia and the Americas, this highly-successful event finally makes its way to LA. You will be able to enjoy a rich selection of works lent from private collectors around the world, plus a unique virtual reality experience guiding you through the artist's career. Get ready to embark on a journey to the heart of the artwork of the mysterious king of the streets!

Venue: a secret location in Los Angeles
OPENING AUGUST, 2021
Art lovers, stop what you're doing! It's official: NYC will soon be welcoming Banksy: Genius or Vandal, the new exhibition dedicated to the famous and enigmatic British artist. The experience plunges you into the mysterious universe of the Bristol-born street artist, offering you an incredible journey featuring 100 genuine and certified artworks. After touring through cities in Europe, Asia and the Americas, this highly-successful event finally makes its way to NYC. You will be able to enjoy a rich selection of works lent from private collectors around the world, plus a unique virtual reality experience guiding you through the artist's career. Get ready to embark on a journey to the heart of the artwork of the mysterious king of the streets!

Venue: a secret location in NYC
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BANKSY IS UNDOUBTEDLY THE MOST FAMOUS BRITISH STREET ARTIST OF HIS GENERATION. YET HIS IDENTITY REMAINS A MYSTERY TO THIS DAY. BRILLIANT, ILLUSIVE, HE WORKS ON THE SCALE NOT MANY EVEN THOUGHT WOULD BE POSSIBLE. HIS CANVASES ARE THE STREETS; HIS GALLERIES ARE THE CITIES ALL ACROSS THE WORLD. HIS ART IS MEANINGFUL, CLEVER, HUMOROUS — ALBEIT OFTEN DARKLY — AND FULL OF DEEP SOCIAL CRITICISM.

BORN IN THE 70S, IN BRISTOL, THROUGHOUT HIS ALMOST 30-YEAR CAREER BANKSY MANAGED TO CHANGE THE PERCEPTION OF MODERN ART ITSELF, TURNING INTO MASTERPIECES WALLS OF BUILDINGS, BRIDGES, ROAD SIGNS AND TRAIN CARS. AS OF TODAY HE HAS CREATED HUNREDS OF UNIQUE WORKS OF ART INCLUDING GRAFFITI, PAINTINGS, EXCEPTIONAL DOCUMENTARY AND ONE VERY UNUSUAL THEME PARK.

ALL THAT LEAVING ABSOLUTELY NO TRACE... EXCEPT IN THE HEARTS AND MINDS OF PEOPLE.
EXHIBITION HIGHLIGHTS
COLLECTION
THE EVALUATION OF A GOOD VISUAL COMMUNICATION DESIGN IS MAINLY BASED ON MEASURING COMPREHENSION BY THE AUDIENCE, NOT ON PERSONAL AESTHETIC AND/OR ARTISTIC PREFERENCE, AS THERE ARE NO UNIVERSALLY AGREED-UPON PRINCIPLES OF BEAUTY AND UGLINESS.
MULTIMEDIA
WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO TELL THE STORY OF AN ARTIST IN THE EVER-CHANGING DIGITAL AGE? CGI, OF COURSE! MOTION GRAPHICS AND VFX CLEARLY HAVE BECOME THE UNIVERSAL LANGUAGES THAT ARE UNDERSTOOD ALL ACROSS THE WORLD AND EVEN RECOGNISED AS FORMS OF ART.

KEEPING THAT IN MIND, WE DECIDED TO SHOW YOU BANKSY'S JOURNEY FROM THE BRISTOL UNDERGROUND SCENE TO THE ART-SHREDDING SOTHEBY'S AUCTION AND SHOCKING MULTI-MILLION SALES THE WAY IT WAS NEVER SHOWN BEFORE. AND SO WE DID!

WITH THE RIGHT AMOUNT OF TECHNOLOGY AND TALENT WE'VE CONJURED A REMARKABLE 18-MINUTE CINEMATIC EXPERIENCE THAT WILL HOPEFULLY HELP YOU UNDERSTAND THE STREET ART, MOTIVATION BEHIND AN ARTIST'S WORK, ITS GEOGRAPHY AND HOW EVERYTHING CAN BE CHANGED WITH A SIMPLE STENCIL.
PHOTO
BY ITS VERY NATURE, STREET ART IS NOT MEANT TO LAST FOREVER.

NOT EVEN A YEAR HAS PASSED SINCE THE LAST BANKSY'S GRAFFITI WERE 'ACCIDENTALLY REMOVED' BY A LONDON TUBE CLEANER WHO WAS NOT AWARE OF ITS CREATOR. SO WE WENT TO GREAT LENGTHS TO PRESERVE THE EXISTING BANKSY ARTWORKS THAT COULD NEVER BE MOVED — EVEN IF ONLY BY THE MEANS OF PHOTOGRAPHY. TODAY MORE THAN A FEW OF THEM CONTINUE TO LIVE ON IN THOSE PICTURES.

AND YET THAT WAS CLEARLY NOT ENOUGH! WELL, FEAR NOT: WE'VE SIGNED A LICENSE AGREEMENT WITH NONE OTHER THAN STEVE LAZARIDES — A CLOSE FRIEND OF BANKSY AND HIS PERSONAL PHOTOGRAPHER — AND GOT ACCESS TO HIS TRULY UNIQUE ARCHIVE FULL OF FACTS, STORIES AND NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN SHOTS. NOW EVERY VISITOR OF THE EXHIBITION CAN EXPERIENCE LEGENDARY LONG-LOST WORKS OF ART THE PROPER WAY — THROUGH THE EYES OF THE MAN WHO WAS THERE AT THE VERY BEGINNING!
VR
SOME THINGS ARE HARD TO IMAGINE. BUT IT DOESN'T MATTER WHO YOU ARE — AN OFFICE WORKER, A STUDENT OR A JOYFUL RETIREE! IF YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES, THE UNDERGROUND SCENE IS FOR YOU!

CHOOSE A STENCIL, PAINT A GRAFFITI, GET CHASED BY THE POLICE, RUN LIKE HELL AND HIDE UNDER THE DAMN CAR!

TAKE IT TO THE STREETS! EXPERIENCE V-ART!

WE ARE HAPPY TO ANNOUNCE THAT OUR TEAM IS CURRENTLY WORKING ON AN IMMERSIVE VR PROJECT THAT WILL ALLOW YOU TO TRY ON A NEW ROLE AND EXPLORE WHAT IT MEANS TO BE A VANDAL FIRSTHAND. STAY TUNED!
IMMERSIVE
BANKSY IS PROBABLY ONE OF THE MOST THREE-DIMENSIONAL ARTISTS THERE IS. HE USES THE SURROUNDING ENVIRONMENT AND REAL LIFE OBJECTS TO AMPLIFY EACH AND EVERY FEELING CONVEYED BY HIS ARTWORKS.

THAT IS WHY WE'RE ALWAYS TRYING TO EXPAND THE CAPABILITIES OF THE EXHIBITION SPACE BY RECREATING OR AT LEAST GIVING A GOOD NOD TO SOME OF THE BEST EXAMPLES OF BANKSY'S WORK. AND THESE ARE PALPABLE, SECOND-TO-NONE EXPERIENCES!

STAND IN FRONT OF THE ICONIC RED PHONE BOOTH, DIVE INTO A LIFE-SIZE RAT HOLE OR TAKE A CLOSER LOOK AT CCTV FOOTAGE OF YOURSELF. OUR FULL-BLOWN INSTALLATIONS ARE JUST WAITING FOR YOU!
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GREETINGS
From Curator and Producer of this Exhibition
Genius or Vandal? is an exhibition of an unprecedented scale which features works of Banksy's collectors from around the world. This exhibition approaches Banksy's work in various ways, giving visitors an experience by using not only his original artworks but also a huge collection of rare photos, videos, installations and an elaborate audio guide.

Hundreds of visitors have commented that they have been surprised by the versatility of Banksy's talent, at how multifaceted his activities are.

Banksy is known to be a graffiti artist, but he also has another side — as an outstanding contemporary artist working in the studio. He monitors the news, picks those particular topics that resonate with each and every one and addresses them in such a unique way that we really start thinking, start paying attention, start acting. His images are simple but somehow they speak right to our hearts, minds and souls; meanings of his works are multilayered. My goal is not only to feature his artworks but also show the depth of their meaning, make people feel and think again — something that we forgot how to do in our everyday hustle.

The lifespans of Banksy's street works are very short, and not many people have actually seen his artworks on the walls. We have been able to gain cooperation from several private collectors and introduce our visitors to the unique talent of Banksy.

I know they are very sensitive to art, and I am sure that they will be able to appreciate the talent of Banksy.

Alexander Nachkebiya
CEO of IQ Art Management Corporation
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Is this exhibition authorized by Banksy?
Having all genuine Banksy artworks in its collection, this Exhibition, as all that have previously been dedicated to Banksy, is not authorized by the Artist, that continues to pursuit his anonymity and his independence from the system.
Will I have to wait to enter an exhibition if I'm using tickets for a specific date and time?
There will be a line to enter the exhibition near each entry window for people holding tickets for specific dates and times. We recommend that you arrive in the latter half of the window of time listed on your ticket. However, there is no time limit after you have entered an exhibition, so you can stay right up until it closes. (Tickets are not valid for re-entry.)
May I take pictures of the work on display?
Photography is allowed and encouraged. Nevertheless, we humbly ask that you do not bring tripods or selfie sticks. No flash photography either — it's really bad for the art. Also, to ensure that all our guests feel comfortable during their time at the exhibition, we ask all our visitors to refrain from behavior that may bother others, including occupying one place for a long period of time or spreading the gear out, personal belongings or clothes over a wide area.
May I bring small children with me?
Our exhibitions are open to guests of all ages. Hovewer, some works may include extreme expressions, so we recommend that parents or guardians accompany all children.
May I bring luggage into an exhibition?
You may not bring large bags or coats into the exhibition. Please use the lockers in the exhibition hall or at nearby facilities.
May I bring a wheelchair or stroller into the exhibition?
You may bring a wheelchair or a stroller into the exhibition hall, but we ask you to leave it at the designated exhibition stroller parking before entering the exhibition.
What is the least busy time of day to see the exhibition?
Though we cannot make any promises, as foot traffic depends on the situation any given day, we recommend visiting on weekdays, as they offer a more leisurely experience compared to weekends and holidays. Weekday mornings are even better!
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