Why not immerse yourself in Banksy’s world before setting off on a journey? Opens an exhibition (yes, it’s yet another: but Banksy is Banksy, by now we know) dedicated to famous street artist from Bristol. This is not new: The World of Banksy – The Immersive Experience (until February 27) she had already successfully occupied the Teatro Nuovo in Milan and then flew to Paris, Barcelona, Prague, Dubai.
Now back under the Madonnina, but in one unpublished location: the Mosaic Gallery of the Central Station, IV November side. And so, if you arrive a little early, you can see the reproductions of over 130 works including the iconic Girl with Ballon and videos that trace the history – which at the beginning was a legend – of the writer capable of leaving significant traces on roads, walls and bridges all over the world.
Maybe even in Italy.
In fact, in recent days, in the center of Parma, where the Antonio Ligabue Foundation and Archive organized the exhibition Banksy. Building Castles in the Sky, appeared on the wall of Palazzo Tarasconi, seat of the exhibition, the drawing of a crouched figure from which a red balloon escapes, next to one of the windows that give light to the cellar where the current exhibition is taking place.
Is it him or is it not him?
Banksy usually claims onhis official IG account the authorship of his works: for now everything is silent and his last post dates back to last August. However, everything is possible and in the meantime the inhabitants of Parma and passing tourists have already lined up for a selfie in front of the wall.
Both in Parma and in Milan, you will be able to see the artist’s works in exhibitions not authorized by him (Banksy doesn’t want his works to appear in museums, but he doesn’t mind putting them up for auction, thus playing with the paradoxes of the art system).
In particular, at the Milan Central Station, in addition to his works, they are the murals made by young artists are also exhibited anonymous throughout Europe, by a’colorful immersion in the world of the most irreverent street art.