BANKSY Exhibition in Japan 2020-2022

BANKSY Exhibition 2020-2022 in Tokyo, Yokohama, Osaka, Nagoya and Fukuoka

The UK-based anonymous artist, Banksy is famous worldwide for his graffiti street art. He has created quite a few notable artworks with dark humors by his stenciling technique, and his street art works can be spotted at numbers of locations throughout the world. Banksy and his art works have been fascinating people over the past two decades.

Many people may remember him of the Balloon Girl Shredding incident which happened in 2018. One of Banksy’s works, Balloon Girl, was sold in an auction at Sotheby’s in London for £1.04m. However, shortly after it was sold, the canvas passed through a shredder which was hidden within the frame and partially shredded the picture. Banksy then posted a video indicating that the painting was intended to be shredded completely, showing the painting being shredded with the words: “In rehearsals it worked every time”.

The work was renamed by Banksy’s representatives from “Girl with Balloon” to “Love is in the Bin”. After all, the incident resulted the value of the work itself increased as well as gaining huge media attentions globally.

Banksy is one of the most popular artists in the world today, and the exhibition of BANKSY has been held at numbers of cities across the world in Europe and Northern America/ The exhibition displays a large number of original works and has been attracted hundreds of thousands of visitors. And the BANKSY exhibition finally came to Japan in 2020.

Banksy’s very first exhibition in Japan, BANKSY -GENIUS OR VANDAL-? is scheduled to tour several cities from 2020 to 2021 including Yokohama, Osaka, Nagoya and Fukuoka, featuring an extensive collection of Banksy’s artworks including more than 70 original pieces, illustrations, and 3D objects.

Besides above event, another Banksy exhibition “WHO IS BANSKY?” will be also held at Terrada Warehouse G1 Building in Tokyo from 21 August-5 December 2021. The movie set like venue resembles streetscape of UK, USA and Middle East and displays the street art collection of Banksy. After Tokyo, the exhibition will be touring cities across Japan including Nagoya, Osaka, Fukushima and more.

How exciting?? 2020-2022 will surely be the year of Banksy! If you are a fan of Banksy, don’t miss a chance to explore the world of his art and the revolution that he made!


<BANKSY EXHIBITION – GENIUS OR VANDAL? Exhibition>

-Yokohama

Venue: 2F Yokohama ASOBUILD

Date: 15 March to 4 October 2020

-Osaka

Venue: ATC Gallery

Date: 9 October 2020 to 24 January 2021

-Nagoya

Venue: Kanayama Minami Building (former Nagoya/Boston Museum of Fine Arts)

Date: 3 February to 31 May 2021

-Fukuoka

Venue: UNITEDLAB

Date: 2 July to 31 October 2021

Official Website: https://banksyexhibition.jp/

<WHO IS BANKSY? Exhibition>

-Tokyo

Venue: Warehouse TERRADA G1 Building (Map: http://bit.ly/2HBrbOf)

Date: 21 August to 5 December 2021

-Nagoya

Venue: Global Gate Garage Nagoya

Date: 19 December 2021 to 27 March 2022

-Osaka

Venue: Grand Front Osaka North Building Knowledge Capital Event Lab

Date: 23 April to 12 June 2022

-Fukushima

Venue: Big Palette Fukushima

Date: 29 June to 24 August 2022

-Toyama

TBA

-Fukuoka

TBA

Official Website: https://whoisbanksy.jp/


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