In the Unofficial World of Banksy, a Show of the Artist’s Work

Discovering street art has become one of the things I’ve grown to enjoy while traveling in the last several years. While cities such as London and Berlin, for example, are well-known for their street art, I enjoy visiting less-known locations as well. Street art may be seen in abundance in Freetown Christiania and Plovdiv, two excellent destinations to visit.

The World of Banksy Exhibit came to my attention while planning a recent trip to Prague and looking through the finest things to do in Prague, which led me to it. First and foremost, I must state that the exhibition has not been sanctioned by the artist, but I couldn’t turn down the opportunity to see a collection of Banksy work in person. After all, it’s not every day that you get to witness a street art exhibition.

The Art of Banksy and the Artist

I’m not going to go into great length about Banksy and his identity here. Despite the fact that he is arguably the most well-known street artist, he wishes to stay unidentified. As for his identity, there are plenty of speculations, and I am not in a position to provide any new ones. That wish should be respected, whether it be for reasons of safety (graffiti is still illegal in most places), marketing, or simply being able to enjoy a personal life in peace.

His art is always making a statement, and he enjoys doing so. Banksy uses his art to express his dissatisfaction with consumerism and politics. His murals are intended to be seen by millions of people and to cause them to pause and reflect on the issues he addresses.

Take, for example, the item shown below. A simple picture that conveys a lot of information! Our stance on the latest migration problem as Europeans is perfectly reflected in this quote from a recent interview.

The Banksy World Project is a collaborative effort between Banksy and the artist Banksy.

This Banksy art show initiative is now taking place in five different places (early 2022). Each show features more than 100 Banksy art pieces displayed in a unique setting in a different city. They exhibit mural paintings in their original sizes, as well as canvases and video projects.

A World of Banksy Exhibition is now on display in the following locations:

  • Prague – St. Michael’s church is located at Michalska 662/29, which is extremely close to the city’s most popular attractions.
  • Located at Milan Central Station, the Galleria dei Mosaici is a must-see.
  • Espace Lafayette is located at 44 Rue du Faubourg, Montmartre, Paris.
  • Barcelona – Espacio NJHH is located at Carrer NJHH 34 08010 in Barcelona.
  • Dubai – Mall of Emirates Theater, Al Barsha Sheikh Zayed Road, and other locations.

The Art of Banksy Exhibition is Now Taking Place in Prague (2021)

The museum is housed on two floors of a historic church structure that has been restored. Each piece is the same size as the original. Aside from Banksy’s most well-known murals, there are also exhibits of his other works of art on show. Each item is accompanied by a note that explains what it pertains to.

It takes approximately one hour to see the entire show, although it is not overly busy, and you can stay for an additional hour if you so like. Before you go, you can pick up some souvenirs at a souvenir shop.

To reiterate, the World of Banksy Exhibition is neither a collaboration with the artist, nor is it sanctioned in any manner by the artist. However, it was one of the most enjoyable things I did while in Prague, in my opinion. I admire Banksy’s work, and seeing so many of his pieces together in one display was a wonderful experience for me.

Information That is Beneficial

The exhibit in Prague will be on display until the end of February 2022, when it will be closed. You can come in any day between 10:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. A ticket for an adult costs 360Kc, which is about equivalent to 15€.

Final Comments on the Banksy Exhibition and His Art

There are a couple of things I need to address right now. Despite the fact that I thoroughly appreciated the show, I believe that such a presentation should not be permitted without the artist’s permission. It is also necessary to provide copyright protection for street art. Moreover, if I’m prepared to pay to see anything, the artist should be compensated. I’m aware that there have been some legal battles over this issue, and that determining the line between street art in public spaces and copyright is difficult, but we must find a way to get there.

I’ll end this piece with a picture of hope in my mind.

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