BANKSY Exhibition to be Held in Tokyo, Yokohama and Osaka in 2020

BANKSY Exhibition in Tokyo, Yokohama and Osaka

Japan’s first Banksy exhibition will be held in 2020!

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 displaying over 80 original works and has been attracted hundreds of thousands of visitors.

And the greatest new has just arrived in Japan! The BANKSY exhibition will be held in 3 cities in Japan: Tokyo, Yokohama and Osaka in 2020! Japan’s very first Banksy exhibition “BANKSY EXHIBITION – GENIUS OR VANDAL?” will be held in Yokohama ASOBUILD from 15 March to 4 October 2020, and move its location to Osaka from October 2020.

Besides above, BANKSY EXHIBITION: WHO IS BANSKY? will be also held at Terrada Warehouse G1 Building in Tokyo from 29 August to 6 December 2020. (LATEST UPDATE: WHO IS BANKSY? exhibition is postponed to 2021 summer)

How exciting?? 2020 will surely be the year of Banksy! More details are to be revealed near future, so stay tuned.



Venue: 2F Yokohama ASOBUILD

Date: 15 March to 27 September 2020


Venue & Date to be announced

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Venue: Warehouse TERRADA G1 Building (Map:

Date: 29 August to 6 December 2020 <<postponed to 2021 summer>>

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