Banksy. An artist of this time
The exhibition at Palazzo delle Albere in Trento
For the first time in Trento, the long-awaited exhibition of the mysterious British artist, a cult figure for more than a generation.
The exhibition presents a strictly non-commercial Banksy, treating him for the first time as if he were one of the great classical artists. On show will be his most famous and enigmatic works, images and shapes with unprecedented ethical, evocative and thematic power; a selection of screenprints that have become a must-have among international collectors, cult objects that portray the protagonists of Banksy's imagination. These are the images that have established Banksy’s success as one of the most complex, ingenious and intuitive artists of our century.
"Banksy the artist of the present", says MetaMorfosi president Pietro Folena, "is an exhibition that retraces the artistic insurgence of the 2000s, of which Banksy, the anonymous artist from Bristol, is the world's leading exponent. Delving into Banksy's urban art through an academic perspective, the exhibition takes a fresh look at the artist. We approach him in the same way as we do the Renaissance greats. With us, Banksy also becomes a ‘classic’, and he is researched and presented with rigour and quality".