Rome celebrates the world's most famous - and most elusive - street artist with an exhibition at Chiostro del Bramante.Banksy, the anonymous British street artist, is the subject of a major exhibition at Rome's Chiostro del Bramante from 8 September until 11 April 2021.
Titled Banksy, a visual protest, the show features more than 90 works by the artist - known for his powerful, satirical and thought-provoking murals - touching on themes close to the artist's heart: war, wealth and poverty, animals, globalisation, consumerism, politics, power, and the environment.
The works on display, dating from between 2001 and 2017, include images ranging from Love is in the Air to Girl with Balloon, from Queen Vic to Napalm, Toxic Mary to HMV, as well as the designs for the book Wall & Piece and projects for vinyl and CD covers.
The exhibition offers an insight into the mysterious world of Banksy, documenting the various techniques used in his works - from spray and stencils to canvas and sculpture - as well as the hard-hitting themes he tackles.Chiostro del Bramante also presents a special project on the 500th anniversary of Raphael's death: the #ARTisalwaysCONTEMPORARY initiative: an awareness project involving a dialogue - five centuries apart - between Banksy and the High Renaissance master.
Those who visit the exhibition will have the opportunity not only to get to know Banksy but also to admire, from a window of the first floor of the Chiostro, Raphael's fresco of The Sibyls, commissioned in 1515 as part of the decoration of the adjoining Basilica of S. Maria della Pace.
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Banksy exhibition in Rome
Arco della Pace, 5, 00186 Roma RM, Italy