Banksy's first time in Rome
One of the most controversial, famous and mysterious characters of the street art scene is coming to Rome: Banksy. If the true identity of the writer is still unknown, the details of the greatest event of the capital: "War, Capitalism & Freedom" is the title of the no-profit exhibition and the central Palazzo Cipolla is the seat chosen to host the show until September, 4.
An exhibition to enter Banksy’s world
The works exhibited are 150 and come from private collections; the exhibition is useful to understand the creative and rebellious genius of Banksy and to learn something more about his obscure identity. What about the artist? He was born in 1973 or 1974 in Bristol, England, where he gained his passion for art, which would have led him around the world to tell his personal vision of reality in different forms and artistic styles.
Many different street art styles by Banksy
Banksy has always focused his attention on current political and social issues, which are depicted with impetuous realism in his works. For example, the huge intimidating mice that threaten men shouting "Laugh Now But One Day I'll Be in Charge" or the drawing of a little girl who flights thanks to a balloon over the wall that divides Jerusalem, as well as the girls embracing bombs ready to explode or still aborigines hunting supermarket trolleys. His vocation is to give voice to minorities, those marginalized who cannot be heard by anyone.
"War, Capitalism and Freedom": the creative pillars of the greatest exponent of the current street art
Praised or criticized, loved or loathed, Banksy has been for long at the center of the global art scene with his works: drawings, stencils, graffiti, screen prints, installations, short films (like "Exit through the gift shop", which was nominated in 2010 for Academy Award). A different world where the protagonists are war, capitalism and freedom now at the center of the Roman exhibition, promoted by the foundation Terzo Pilastro - Italia e Mediterraneo. A wonderful opportunity to see the works of the greatest exponent of street art.