“Banksy and the (Post) street art”
It’s called “Banksy e la (post) street art” the group show dedicated to the underground art movement, which will take place at the PAN Museum in Naples from 23 December to 16 February 2020.
The PAN Museum, which has always been a point of reference for the diffusion of contemporary art, has already addressed in 2015, with the exhibition “Shepard Fairey #OBEY”, the delicate theme of street art as artistic expression in all respects, on this occasion the curator Andrea Ingenito proposes to the public a broader story, which comes to life from the most discussed artist of the moment Banksy, and then move on to the exuberant and colorful Mr. Banksy. Brainwash and Obey’s works that are inserted as links between the first two rooms, and then conclude the speech with the Italian Mr. Savethawall.
The choice to open the path with Banksy is not accidental, as well as being one of the main protagonists of the current artistic scene has a particular bond with the city of Naples. Dates back to 2010 his first mysterious apparition in the city with the mural (then unfortunately vandalized) representing the Ecstasy of St. Teresa, after a short time there was the stencil in Piazza dei Girolamini called the “Madonna with the gun”, the first traces – and until recently the only ones – of the English graffiti artist in Italy. It does not seem by chance that he immediately chose Naples to sign in his own way the cradle of art par excellence. Just as the “Banksy – thought” imposes, Neapolitan culture also makes irony and irreverence its personal response to what it considers injustices by the system. In this context, Mr. Brainwash instead represents the evolution of the figure of the streetartist, mundane and verypopular does not disdain the good living rooms of the jet-set, OBEY chooses the term “Obey” as a provocative response to the dictates imposed by the mass media, became famous with his “posters – unauthorized” spread during the election campaign of Barak Obama, is the most “politically committed” among the streetartist. Mr. Savethewall represents Italy in this excursus, proving to be a voice out of the chorus, and he receives the stimuli coming from the languages used by his colleagues, reworking them with personal irony and critical spirit, through a low environmental impact technique that reserves the wall from permanent damage.
Through a selection of about 70 works coming from private collections and from Italian and foreign galleries, a video room and a selfie room, the artistic phenomenon of the moment is told, with all the contradictions and the continuous questions that their protagonists deliberately reserve to the spectator.
From 23 December 2019 to 16 February 2020
OPENING HOURS: every day from 9.30 a.m. to 7.30 p.m.
During the Christmas Holidays the opening and closing times will be as follows:
24 and 31 December: 9.30 a.m. – 3.00 p.m.
25th December – 1st January: 3 – 7.30 p.m.
26 December – 6 January: 9.30 a.m. – 7.30 p.m.
(ticket office always closes one hour before)
PLACE: PAN Palazzo delle Arti Naples
ADDRESS: Via dei Mille 60
CURATOR: Andrea Ingenito
PROMOTING BODIES: Department of Culture and Tourism of the Municipality of Naples
TELEPHONE FOR INFORMATION: +39 081 7958601 – 348 6003820