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Visited by more than two million people in Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Madrid, Lisbon, Las Vegas, Hong Kong and all across Japan!
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!
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.
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.
CEO of IQ Art Management Corporation
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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