Museum Exhibition: Building Castles in the Sky : Lugano, Switzerland
Important: The artist known as Banksy is not involved in this exhibition and has not provided any endorsements or support nor artworks for this show. This municipal exhibition was independently curated and presented. The artworks and objects presented in the exhibition were all from private collections.
THIS exhibition is an imposing event that brings together more than 100 original works and objects by the British artist known as Banksy, in a collection that gives an account of his entire production: twenty years of activity that begin with the paintings of the very first phase of his career, up to last year's results with the works from Dismaland.
Banksy's imagery is simple but not elementary, with messages that examine the themes of capitalism, war, social control and freedom in a broad sense and within the paradoxes of our time.
For the first time, an exhibition examines Banksy's images within a semantic framework that vehicles their origins and references.
Completing the exhibition are several posters, Banksy of England banknotes, some very rare t-shirts and vinyl cover designs.
The exhibition is presented by Associazione Metamorfosi in collaboration with GC Events and it is curated by Stefano Antonelli, Gianluca Marziani and Acoris Andipa.